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26th Letter: "Pure Southern Air of Virginia" (September 22, 1862)

Near Martinsburg. Va

Sep. 22nd 1862.

Dear Mother-

Once more I am permitted to breath the pure Southern air of Va and to write you that I… 1,613 more words

Parham Buford

The Battle of Antietam

Parham wrote in the previous posted letter that he, along with the Army of Northern Virginia, received orders to march North into MarylandConfederates and Federals converged at the Battle of Sharpsburg, also known as Antietam, and Parham lived to write of the bloodiest single day battle in all of American history. 83 more words

Parham Buford

25th Letter: "Shot in Both Legs" (September 5, 1862)

Sept 5th 1862

Dear Mother.

For once I have an opportunity of sending you a letter, which I hope you will find you all enjoying good health- Since I last wrote we have been engaged in two conflicts with the enemy, the last battle was fought near the old battle ground of Manassas. 417 more words

Parham Buford

24th Letter: King Cotton and Slaves (July 12, 1862)

July 12th 1862.

Camp near Richmond Va

Dear Mother.

I will avail myself of the present opportunity of sending you a letter by one of our boys that has been discharged and is going direct to Oxford, though I have written very frequently since I have been here… 814 more words

Parham Buford

23rd Letter: Run Away (July 11, 1862)

In camp two miles from Richmond Va

My Dear Parents-              July. 11th, 62-

Again I am permitted to pen you a few lines, which I think you will surely get as it will be carried by Newt Shaw who was wounded in the ever memorable battle before Richmond in which we drove the enemy 25 miles, where they sought shelter under their Gun Boats- I will not give any particulars about the fight as he can tell you all you want to know about that fight and the one at… 471 more words

Parham Buford

Did Your Civil War Ancestor Turn to His Faith for Comfort?

The Union grip on Petersburg in early 1865 had made the men of the Army of Northern Virginia near captives behind their defenses. They were often exposed to the elements in severe weather. 278 more words


wayneandjen reblogged this on Parham Morgan Buford (1842 - 1863) and commented:

Parham, like many others during the Civil War, reflected on eternal matters for comfort. Thus far, we have seen Parham refer to Divine Providence as the reason he and comrades survived through battle. He referred to a fallen mess mate as a Christian. In a letter not yet posted, we will see Parham write of his hope that, should he not survive the cruel war, he will one day be reunited with family in heaven where there are no wars nor rumors of wars.