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    Samuel Vance Fulkerson Autograph Letter Signed " Saml V. Fulkerson." Four pages of a bifolium, 7.75" x 10", Greenbrier River; October 16, 1861. A letter to his mother about the fighting in western Virginia in the early part of the war. In part: " My Regiment has been acting for some time as a guard, first for the right flank of Genl. Donalson on the Huntersville line, and then for the left flank of this position. And between the two we fought the fight here on the 3 rd night, Genl. Jackson was very uneasy about us the day after the fight for fear the enemy would throw a superior force corps and attempt to cut us off. But we were not molested. We were then fifteen miles from within line. On yesterday we was ordered back to this place. We marched in early in the morning (except Capt. Grahms company, which was about thirty miles from here and has not yet got in) and had just got in, when the pickets were driven in and the enemy was reported to be advancing. Everything was put in ready for another fight but it was soon as curtained that it was only a large scouting party of the enemy, who returned again after taking prisoners one of our outer pickets - Genl. Jackson sent out a scouting party early this morning who encountered a party of the enemy and killed two of them without any loss on our side. We cannot tell what movements will be made in future, I do not think that they are likely to attack this position soon again, Genl. Rosencrantz can bring around his force from the left. He has retreated from before Genl. Lee and may attempt to force himself through on this line. The defenses here are much stronger than they were at the other fight, and in a few days will be very strong. When the works are completed, with the addition of my Regiment to the force we will be enabled to hold the position against a greatly superior number..." Samuel Vance Fulkerson served in the 37th Virginia Infantry as a colonel. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Gaines' Mill on June 27, 1862.

    Condition: Flattened folds with stray foxing. Soiling at bottom half of fourth page of letter, with pencil annotation thereat.


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