Subject: Re: A Little McLaurin Info (Albeit very little)
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 20:27:14 -0600
From: "John McIntyre" jdm@hal-pc.org
To: "JMac" ecanada@email.unc.edu

                                                 Camp Clark, Corinth, Miss.
                                                 July 12th, 1861

Dear Sister,

    Your very interesting letter in the same envelope with one from Daniel
is yet unanswered, but shall not be so long as theirs.  I can write a few
lines, if it is only to say that I am well.  We have been here now something
over a month.  I was on drill a week or ten days after we came here but
measles broke out in our company, and I am detailed to wait on the sick.  We
have lost one man.  He had flux and measles and was a weak delicate man at
best, and but twenty years old - a very clever young man and a particular
friend of my own.  I was very sorry to lose him.
    I was in hopes when I left home that I would get clear of medicine -
both the taking and giving.  The former I have escaped this far and hope I
may be as fortunate as long as I stay in the army.  But the giving of
medicine I fear will stick to me.  I did(n't) try for any position because I
did not want to be bothered with it.  Positions in the medical staff are
attained by electioneering and trickery, the same as in politics.  The
surgeon of our regiment is a very fine man but the assistant surgeon I think
a very ordinary man,  and it is said in camp that he is not a graduate in
medicine.  What I have seen of his practice I do not like very well.  When
my year is out - (I volunteered for one year) I will go to see you all.  I
hope by that time this unnatural, wicked and oppressive war will be over;
but President Lincoln's messages are not promising a speedy termination of
the war.  May Heaven open the eyes of his Congress men and the Northern
people to the ruinous consequences of their policy.  Even if they could
conquer us which, if they were not blinded and maddened by their fanaticism,
they ought to see is impossible.  That they will open their eyes to it
before very long is certain but it may be too late to save either themselves
or us from evils that we cannot get over for years.  I do not know how long
we may remain here, nor can we tell where we will go to.  Willie Malloy was
here in a company from Alabama.  On account of sickness he was discharged
and sent home.  John and Dunk McLaurin are gone in a company to Virginia.
Hugh McLaurin (Dry Creek Duncan's son) is also gone to Virginia.
    Hugh R. McLaurin (Judge Daniel's son) has a company already formed and
waiting orders to march at any time.  Write me as soon as you get this, to
this place.  Direct your letters to the care of "Capt. J.T. Moore,
(Fairview) Rifles, Corinth Miss."  Give respects to all.  Tell Duncan that I
have not had a letter from him in some time.  I hope Mother has recovered
from her injury.
    I am as ever
                       Your Brother
                        J.C. McIntyre

A NOTE MY SON ADDED TO THE BOTTOM OF A COPY OF THE LETTER: The Malloys came
from Scotland with the McIntyres and McLaurins.  We know the McLaurins and
McIntyres were kin but the Malloys may have just been family friends.  We
have Dr. John C. McIntyre's medical diploma.
My Note: Margaret Isabelle Malloy married my great grandfather Daniel
Colquhoun McIntyre

Since I wrote you the email, I looked into some legal papers dealing with
the distribution of the estate of John Fairly McIntyre of Scotland County,
N.C.    John had an aunt Eliza Fairly who married Murdoch McLaurin.  Eliza
died prior to 1879.  They had three children:
A son, J.T. McLaurin
A daughter, Eliza McLaurin (Nolan)
A daughter, Mary Elizabeth McLaurin (Oman)

If I find anything else, I will let you know.  I know how hard it is to
trace your family; therefore, I try to share anything I can with others I
find on the net.

I'm not sure if I can contribute anything to your chat group, but I'll be
glad to answer any inquiries that come my way.  You may add me to your
database, if you wish.

Good Luck,
John Duncan McIntyre