Raynors HCA 2018-10
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War-date Confederate soldier's letter, 3pp. 4to., written by Pvt. Esau Worrel Franklin (1841-1922), 29th Virginia Infantry, [WIA Drewry's Bluff, Va. as 1st Lieut.], "Camp Sulpher Springs, Russell Co. Va., Feb. 26, 1862," reading, in part: "…we had another pleasant trip back towards Pound Gap…we had a dispatch from Gen. Marshall on the 20th…that the Yankees was advancing towards Pound Gap…we was ordered to go back to help whip them…we did not take our knapsacks…we took our tents…marched a day and a half…we struck up camp…on attempting to cross a little creek…we got two horses drowned and all Capt. Haynes camp equipage such as tents, bed clothing…got one of his men drowned…we crossed Clinch River…the fight took place this side of the where we broke up camp…Clinch River is said to be 25 or 30 feet over common water…we all excepted we would have another little skirmish…it proved false and I was not sorry…I have no late war news while not destroying much of our property, only a few field of corn and a few haversacks…when the regiment started thare was 15 of us that ha been sent on John's Creek to shell corn…from E. W. Franklin, a private in the 29 Va. Regt. of Vol., Co. D…Joel L. Franklin, Beaver Dam, Va." Minor soiling, else VG
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Time To Stop The Advance of Union Troops At Pound Gap, (West) Virginia

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