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CHAPTER III Letters To Wife And Daughters From Camp On Sewell's
Mountain?Quotation From Colonel Taylor's Book?From Professor Wm. p.
TRENT?FROM MR. DAVIS'S MEMORIAL ADDRESS?DE- FENSE OF SOUTHERN
PORTS?CHRISTMAS, l861?THE GENERAL VISITS HIS FATHER'S
GRAVE?COMMANDS, UNDER THE PRESIDENT, ALL THE ARMIES OP THE
CONFEDERATE STATES The season being too far advanced to attempt any
further movements away from our base of supplies, and the same
reasons preventing any advance of the Federal forces, the campaign
in this part of Virginia ended for the winter. In the Kanawha
Valley, however, the enemy had been and were quite active. Large
reinforcements under General Rosecrans were sent there to assist
General Cox, the officer in command at that point. General Loring,
leaving a sufficient force to watch the enemy at Cheat Mountain,
moved the rest of his army to join the commands of Generals Floyd
and Wise, who were opposing the advance of Cox. General Lee, about
September 2oth, reached General Floyd's camp, and immediately
proceeded to arrange the lines of defense. Shortly after his
arrival there he wrote to my mother at the Hot Springs: "camp On
Sewell's Mountain, "September 26, 1861. "I have just received, dear
Mary, your letters of the17th and igth instants, with one from
Robert. I have but little time for writing to-night, and will,
therefore, write to you. . . . Having now disposed of business
matters, I will say how glad I am to hear from you, and to learn
that you have reached the Hot in safety, with daughter and Rob. I
pray that its healing waters may benefit you all. I am glad to hear
of Charlotte and the girls, and hope all will go well with them. I
infer you received my letter written before leaving Valley
Mountain, though you did not direct your letter 'via Lewisbur...
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