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During Federal troop operations in (West) Virginia in September, 1861 Union General William S Rosecrans moved against Confederate General John B. Floyd which resulted in the battle of Carnifax Ferry on Sept. 10, 1861. Days later the newly-formed 1st Virginia (Loyal) Union Cavalry was ordered to concentrate at Clarksburg, Virginia in order to help secure a stronghold in western Virginia. Rare early war-date "American Telegraph Company" telegram, partly-printed, oblong 1p. 8vo., in which Col. Henry Anisanell, 1st Virginia Cavalry (Union) concentrates his forces as per General William S. Rosecrans orders, "received at," Parkersburg, (West) Va., [Sept.] 14, 1861, "telegraph from, Wheeling, Va. To Captain Isaiah Hill of Co. C, 1st Virginia Cavalry, "reading, in part: "Have your tent…report immediately your company to Clarksburg by order of Genl. Rosecrans. H. Anasler [Henry Anisanel], Col. 1st Va. Cav." Some spotting, else VG.
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Battle Carnifax Ferry Campaign 1st (Loyal) Virginia Cavalry Telegram.

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $169.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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