Raynors HCA 2020-02
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War-date Confederate officer's letter, 3pp. 4to., written (on captured Yankee patriotic American eagle stationery) by Lieut. Mann Page [WIA Cedar Mountain, Va., Aug. 9, 62], 21st Virginia Infantry, "Camp on Mechanicksville," [Virginia], Aug. 4, 1862, to his uncle, David Copeland Randolph, reading, in part: "I will drop you a few lines to let you know where we are…we are encamped about five miles from Gordonsville at a little place called Mechanicksville just on the outskirts of the Green Spring tract…I found a good many of our men sick when I got back made so by the bad water when around Richmond. We are very busy just now. Court Marshall are sitting and I am glad to say not without effect for the men & officers are beginning to see that we mean to have order and that they will not be allowed to go home and stay as long as they please…I found…a great deal of business for me to attend to…as the adjutancy of this Regt. had never keeped a record of the proceeding of the Regt…I have at last gotten things strait…I go over to see Thomas Page quite often…he came over…in the carriage and took Archy Page and myself back with him to dinner…we have three divisions up here, A. P. Hill's, Ewell's & our old Division, but what is the number of troops…I do not know nor does anyone but Jackson…William go[t] over safely with my horse. He seems to be a very good servant and I like him very much as he is very attentive…Mann Page." Near fine.
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Slave William Is Very Attentive; Cracking Done On Lack Discipline Jackson; Concentrating His Forces & The Duties of Adjutant.

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