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Confederate Letter written by W(illiam) T. C(onn) who was mustered into "F" Co. GA 9th Infantry on 6/12/1861; was wounded 8/30/1862 2nd Manassas, VA.; wounded 5/11/1864 Spotsylvania Court House, VA. Datelined Camp near Centreville, Va. Dec. 20th, 1861. In part, “Gen. Stuart is only a Brigadier, but has commanded of all the “outposts” and looks after forage. We wanted to get a large quantity of hay that was out on our front between Falls Church and Leesburg. ... Circulars were sent through the camps, soliciting aid for the Charleston sufferers. ...We started about six p.m. in a northerly course, passing our old "picket" post. Trapping past (General Stuart's Head Quarters) and at eleven halted for the night, in a pine thicket, no blankets, but little to eat, made fires and lay down. At daylight resumed our march passing Herndon Station on the Alexandria & Hampshire R. R. (The superstructure of which has been torn up and hauled away); about twelve arrived at Drainsville, the scene of the fight the day before.…we marched about 28 miles in a little over thirty hours. … Gen. Stuart claims this engagement to be victory. We had 4 Regiments & 6 pieces Artillery (about 2 thousand). They had three thousand and twelve pieces artillery. We had 35 killed and a number wounded on the field; they stayed until night and then fell back, being in advance of their "picket" lines. Gen. S. was surprised in that he came upon the enemy before he knew it, all drawn up in battle line ready for him when he should emerge from the woods; but he got the haze at another place. I think Gen. S. is sensible.…the combatants were not more than three hundred yards apart. The trees around and near the place that Cutts' battery were stationed were literally torn to pieces by the shot and shell thrown from the battery of the enemy. A house that the Yankees thought contained soldiers was shot all to pieces. I counted twelve places where cannon balls struck it, some going through. All the while the occupant with his family were in the cellar.” VG.
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Georgia Soldier William T. Conn Writes Writes About J. E. B. Stuart & Sees the Results of the Battle of Drainsville

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Minimum Bid: $550.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $665.50
Estimate: $600 - $800
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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