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Mark T. Alexander to his mother Sally Park Turner Alexander

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Author: Alexander, Mark T.
Issued Date: 1864-11-15
Subjects: Alexander family
Mecklenburg County (Va.)--History--19th century
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
Slavery--Virginia--History--19th century
Rosser, Thomas Lafayette, 1836-1910
Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905
Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Cavalry Regiment, 3rd
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10288/22307
Citation: Alexander Family Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Description: Mark T. Alexander, Head Quarters, Rosser’s Cavalry Division, C.S.A. to his mother, Sally Park (Turner) Alexander, n.p. Reports his division had gone to Middleburg, has taken 225 prisoners; New Creek, W.VA. Raid; tells of the controversy over the order to send back all able bodied men; General Thomas L. Rosser has treated Gen. Fitzhugh Lee “very discourteously” by sending back all of his Hd.Qtrs; Rosser is surrounded by men who “would black his boots is necessary”; Rosser is unpopular with his men and blamed for their defeats; men will welcome Gen. Fitzhugh Lee when he returns; hears of Major Ferguson’s illness; he and Mack have been ordered back to their company; if General Lee does not order them back, he will get a transfer to artillery; report on general belief that the campaign in the valley is over for the winter; Early’s army is to go back in a few days; sends orders for the care of his horse.


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