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Letter to Kate (sister)., 1862 April 3

 Item

Written from Camp near New Market, VA.
Topics:
Battle of Kernstown. "The [people along the valley] claim our fight as a victory, but it is not so. We attacked a greatly superior forces and were repulsed with heavy loss. If night had not set in we would all have been captured or killed. The enemy's loss was very heavy, for our men fought with desperate courage."

Dates

  • 1862 April 3

Extent

From the Collection: 0.50 cubic feet (approximately 50 items)

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

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