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War-date Confederate soldier's letter, 4pp. 8vo., written by Pvt. David F. Kagey (1834-1923), Virginia Danville Light Artillery, (later Hospital Steward 25th Virginia Infantry), "Camp at Monterey Highland Co., Va., August 4, 1861," to "Dear Girls," reading, in part: "…the sick in our company…are improving…this is considered a healthy location…the water is very good and the town is situated on a little [?] in the middle of the valley about one mile in width…the land is poor, but flat…I should not like to live here as the nights are cold and during the day very hot…any direction you go…you have to climb a mountain…we have plenty to eat. Nice Beef, Bacon, occasionally Potatoes & other vegetables…everything [is] uncertain in war. When any of us get sick we try to act like Brothers toward each other. All receive the kindest attention…D. F. Kagey…". Minor soiling, else VG.
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When Any Of Us Get Sick We Try To Act Like Brothers Toward Each Other.

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