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War-date Confederate soldier Autograph Letter Signed by Lt. T.B. Sloan on behalf of W.W. Brooks, 21st Mississippi Infantry, 6pp. octavo, on Confederate stationary with matching cover, addressed to W.J. Brooks of Mississippi, penned on July 25, 1861, Richmond Va, Camp Davis, and reads in part: "...I suppose you have heard of the glorious victory of our troops at Manassas or near there at Bulls Run on the 21, fifteen thousand of our men whipped 40 thousand & olde Scott was there in person to direct them but it done no good. Beauregard & Johnston were too hard for him, our loss was 3 or 4 hundred killed & about 1,000 wounded. Scott's loss was between 7 & 12 thousand besides all his cannon all munitions & provisions & wagons & all his small arms in fact he lost nearly all that he had on the fields of action they came very near getting Olde Scott himself. They got his sword & epaulettes & carriages & six horses. Senator Wilson was in Centerville and made his escape by getting upon a cart & driving off as a dryman leaving his fine clothes behind...We took about 6,000 prisoners and a good many of them are officers, two members of congress were taken prisoner...Lt. Smith resigned & left for Miss. this morning so we will have another election before long. I think Zack Foster & George will be candidates..." Fine condition.
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21st Mississippi Letter Pertaining to the Battle of Manassas

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