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17 October 1861: “In the battle at the cross lanes wee kill and wounded and taken prisoners about two hundred and our lost was about four kill and seventeen wounded.”

Item description: Letter, 17 October 1861, from Confederate soldier William Soyars presumably to Chang and Eng Bunker regarding skirmishes at Cross Lanes and Gauley River in present day West Virginia. Soyars provides the names of several soldiers killed in the fighting. … Continue reading

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