Raynors HCA 2020-02
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War-date Confederate officer's letter, 3pp. 8vo., written by Lieut. Mann Page [WIA Cedar Mountain, Va., Aug. 9, 62], 21st Virginia Infantry, "Camp on Gordonsville," [Virginia], Aug. 15, 1862, to his uncle, David Copeland Randolph, reading, in part: " I have determined to let William [go] to Cumberland [County] for a day or two and will write…by him to let you know that I am quite well…I wrote to Julia just after the fight at Cedar Run and gave her a full account for some days afterwards I was too unwell to take the field…I have been very busy ever since making out my report of the casualties in our little Regt. We lost in killed & wounded half of what we had in the fight. I was twice a prisoner to thank God I escaped and took many of them prisoners in return. Our army just now is very quiet, but it is very generally believed that one of the biggest battles of the war will be fought in and about Orange C. H. I had my horse killed and lost my bridle & saddle but I had taken the precaution to have him valued just a few days before the fight. When he was shot he was almost in the Yankey lines and [I] do not know whether it was they or our men that took my saddle & bridle & with it my oil cloth coat & blanket as they were on my saddle…Mann Page. P. S. write by William when he returns…please give William a pass to come back." Near fine.
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Writing By Slave William He Recalls The Death of His Horse At Cedar Mountain

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