Letters of David O. Dodd with Biographical Sketch By Dallas T. Herndon David Owen Dodd was hanged at Little Rock, as a Confederate spy, on January 8, 1864. He was convicted on evidence contained in a notebook which he carried at the time of his arrest.
Camp near Newmarket Ky Oct 24th [ ? ] Dear sister I received your letter of the 8th this morning and very glad to heer from you I got a letter from you when we was at Louisville I have wrote you this makes four letters since that
In the Field, Rolling Fork Ky. Oct. 23rd 1862 Dear Ida No letter from you since I wrote, but I gladly embrace every opportunity that presents, to inform you of the changes which we are making. Last monday morning we left camp two miles east of Crab Orchard,
Crab Orchard Ky October 1862 Dear Uncal I received your ltter of the 8 of this month when I was in the Cumberlin Mountains about 8 oclock at night and I was glad to hear from you I contained some complaint about my not writeing but if you had known the way we have ben banged through since we came to Louisville
Camp in Lincoln County 5 miles from Stanford Ky Oct 17, 1862 My dear Mother Hearing that the teams are to return to Louisville to-morrow I must seize the only means of carrying a letter & send this.
In camp at Danville Ky Oct 16, 1862 My dear Davidson We six companies left Jeffersonville on the 10th at 11 A.M. Dixie without tents or baggage of any kind. I have nothing with me except what is in my valise. I left my carpet bag and have since heard it has been broken open and plundered.
Camp near Danville Ky. October the 13th 1862 Kind friend you welcome letter of the 5th found me day before yesterday camped on the battle field of Peryville. It was over a month in coming so you must not blame me for the delay. We had a pretty hard battle. I was not in the fight but I have been over the field.