29 January 1864: “it is however extremely dull about this once lively city”

Item Description: Letter dated 29 January 1864 in which the siege of Charleston is mentioned. 18640129_01

Item Citation: Folder 88, Ruffin, Roulhac, and Hamilton Family Papers, #643, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Item Transcription:

Head Quarters, Department of So. Ca.,  Ca. and Fla.,


Charleston, Jan 29th 1864 1864

My Dear Friend,

I have just received your letter and in answer have to state that I am unable to fill the the registration referred to by you as soon it reached my office. I at once approved it + sent it forward to the Arsenal to be in its turn filled, but owing to our many pressing wants in + around Charleston since the beginning of this protracted siege, the office commanding  the arsenal has been unable to meet the demands made upon him. I will however remind him from time to time of your wants. Please present by respects to Mrs. Hamilton. Why don’t you come down occasionally to see us it is however extremely dull about this once lively city

I am your friend

R. Wadly

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