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War-date Confederate officer's letter, 3pp. 4to., written by Lieut. Mann Page [WIA Cedar Mountain, Va., Aug. 9, 62], 21st Virginia Infantry, "Camp near Charlottesville," [Virginia], June 19, 1862, to his uncle, David Copeland Randolph, reading, in part: "I cannot tell you how disappointed I was in not being able to get to see you…I was certain that I could get off for a day or two while we were in Lynchburg…but Col. Cunningham could not give me two days so I had to return to the Regt…we got to Lynchburg…after a long and tedious march from Winchester with about two thousand prisoners…it was no child's play for our little Regt. (not over 300 strong) to gard so many Yankeys for three weeks…at Rock Fish Gap they could hear the firing and knew that a fight was going on between old Jack & the Yankeys…they were just as certain that they would be recaptured for they saying to us…we were marching them along now but by tomorrow old Shields & Fremont would have the hole of Jackson's army marching to Fort McHenry. When we crossed the bridge at Port Republic they could see their cavalry just across the other branch of the river which made…some of them ref to go any further but I let them have it with my sword…and they soon found out that we were not to be frightened by the prospect of being attacked…it was ticklish times with us and if they had Southern men they would have all gotten away…Virginius Dabney [ADC General J. R. Jones and postwar author] met us in Lynchburg and informed me that I had been appointed Adt. and my commission was sent so I had to buy a horse, saddle & bridle…we got here yesterday on our way to Staunton, but found orders to wait here. A part of our army is here…where old Jack is going no one knows…that we were going to Richmond…but afterwards countermanded. I hope this war will end soon although I cannot see how it is to be accomplished…the Yankeys are very confident that they will conquer us although I think that their soldiers are very anxious to get out of service and a great many are taken prisoners that if they wanted to could have gotten away…Mann Page." Near fine.
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Page And His Men Are Not To Be Mocked By Cocky Union Prisoners

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