Battle Of Cedar Creek Soldier’s letter

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This is an historic Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) in Camp near Middletown (VA) 10/22/64. 4 Pages, soldier (unclear name) writes “… the Rebs attacked us in the morning of the 19th and drove us about one mile and captured 10 pieces of arty. We turned on them and captured 40 pieces and 3,000 prisoners and one hundred wagons. They went back a flying… I don’t think they will attack us again… we lost one man killed and two wounded…we have captured about 100 pieces of arty. since we come up in the valley… I heard that Henry was dead…”etc.

This letter is a wonderful first-hand account of the Battle of Cedar Creek. This is written in part ink and part pencil as soldier (possibly from Masss.) writes in the end of the letter that he “spilt my ink and had to finish my letter in pencil.” Fine condition and would be a great addition to your Civil War collection.

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