Raynors HCA 2020-02
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War-date Confederate officer's letter, 2pp. 4to., written by Lieut. Mann Page [WIA Cedar Mountain, Va., Aug. 9, 62], 21st Virginia Infantry, "Camp near Flint Hill, Rappahannock," [Virginia], Aug. 30, 1862, to his uncle, David Copeland Randolph, reading, in part: "William [his slave] got back to me last Monday bringing the horse & eatables for which I am very much obliged…he found me quite unwell I having left the Regt the day before with a fever…we that are with the wagons are about six miles (this side of the Rappahannock river)…Jackson is at Manassas and has captured a large quantity of cannon, ammunition & a large quantity of provisions…I have all the men that were back at the wagons out on picket prevent Yankey cavalry from pouring down on our wagon trains. We have Genl. Pope surrounded or…was. Genl. Lee knows what he is about god grant he may capture them…I would not have left my Regt. but I was quite certain that it would not be in any engagement…you mistake me if you think I expose myself unnecessarily in battle…when our Regt. was surrounded [in order] to make a desperate attempt to save my Regt, I saw it and resolved to do my part and thank God I was permitted to get through alive. I have know idea of going headlong into danger just for reputation…I want to…perform my part…without notoriety. For public applause I care nothing…Mann Page. P. S. Since writing the above I learn that Jackson and Longstreet are not in rear of Pope…he will have to cut his way through them or fall back…we may expect to hear something glorious soon. I hope they will not take it [in] their heads to come back on us. If they do they will they will not get much and cannot get it away after they take it. M. P." Light toning, else VG.
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Second Battle of Bull Run: Genl. Lee Knows What He Is About God Grant He May Capture Them.

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