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    [Civil War]. Confederate Soldier T. R. Martin's Letter. Two pages, 6' x 8.5", Gordonsville [Virginia], May 7, 1863, to his father. Gordonsville was a major stop for the railroad connecting the Shenandoah Valley and Richmond. Martin writes, in part: "There have been very stiring [sic] times here in the last few days but I have been unable to take any part in the fighting on acount [sic] of my horse...The Yankees came to Trevillions saturday morning & I left about the same time...& came back to the depot. The Feds having left & I came up to Gordonsville Tuesday evening. The Feds came back to the depot the same evening & destroyed all our company bagage [sic] & took two of the Co prisoners & I expect our Captain as he was there & hasn't been heard from since...Five of our Co on Saturday held the Yankees in check at Trevillions for 4 hours & charged them 3 times & Tuesday a scouting party went out & yesterday brought in 7 prisoners." A fantastic look at the everyday occurrences a soldier experienced during the war. Toned folds with light waterstaining.

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