Confederate Letter Lot From 1st Virginia Cavalryman -- ''...Lieutenant Zanondson gave him a pass and took one for himself...'' -- Plus a Copy of ''1st Virginia Cavalry''

Lot of three Civil War letters by William L. Colley of the 1st Virginia Cavalry, Co. D, along with a copy of ''1st Virginia Cavalry'' by Robert Driver, Jr., published by H.E. Howard, Inc.: Lynchburg: 1991. Colley here writes to his family in 1861-62 during the regiment's near constant skirmishing throughout Virginia and Maryland. In the first letter datelined 22 September 1861 from ''Camp Longstreat'', Colley updates his family on local boys in the regiment and then writes, ''...We still retain the same position that we did when I wrote to you only that we have moved our camp down closer to Munson Hill. We are encamped two miles this side of Munson's Hill...They will not let any citizen pass down here anymore. I think they are making preparations for a battle. I saw several large cannons going down to Munson Hill. They were large seage guns...Wms. L. Colley''. On 15 January 1862 from ''Camp near Hanover C.H.'', Colley writes, ''...We have been on the march for too days and I was very much fatigued from the march for I had to walk as I sent my horse home...Tell Father that I gave Little Charley fifty dollars to take my horse and Tom's home. I told him to give the money to Father...They say Gen. R.E. Lee has isued and order to grant no more furlows...'' Third letter, dated 1 December 1862 from Camp Morgan, reads in part, ''...our army is falling back to Richmond again. I understood that our army or the most of it was at Hanover Junction where we was camped last summer. Our Regiment is at Gordinsville a picketing their now...'' He continues the letter to his brother, ''...We are at the same old camp where you left us but are going to move day after tomorrow up above Stony Point about two miles. John Smyh got off the next day after you left. Lieutenant Zanondson gave him a pass and took one for himself and so their is but five of us left. Our horses is all doing very well...'' Some separation to folds on one letter, otherwise very good to near fine condition. Book is in fine condition.

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Confederate Letter Lot From 1st Virginia Cavalryman -- ''...Lieutenant Zanondson gave him a pass and took one for himself...'' -- Plus a Copy of ''1st Virginia Cavalry''
Confederate Letter Lot From 1st Virginia Cavalryman -- ''...Lieutenant Zanondson gave him a pass and took one for himself...'' -- Plus a Copy of ''1st Virginia Cavalry''
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