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War-date Confederate soldier's letter, 3pp. 8vo., written by Pvt. David F. Kagey (1834-1923), Virginia Danville Light Artillery, (later Hospital Steward 25th Virginia Infantry), "Camp Allegheny, Top of Allegheny, [W. Va.], August 15, 1861," to "Dear Girls," reading, in part: "…we traveled 17 miles yesterday. I walked 14 miles of the march. Being quite tired…we pitched our tents & built fires…three thousand troops were in the march…marched on farther…where a fight is expected…today…last night…the Yankees had evacuated [the] top of Cheat [Mountain.] The pickets had a skirmish yesterday…we have a pretty strong force in this part of the mountains…the report of the Yankees having evacuated Cheat is untrue…we left Jos. W. Bowman, James McNeill…at Monterey, sick…Strother Shafer [is] to attend to them…we expect to have a fight before long…D. J. K." Expected folds, else VG
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Patriotic Confederates Evacuate Cheat Mountain

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