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Letter from Mark T. Alexander to his mother Sally Park Turner Alexander, 1864 November 15

 Item — Box: Small Collections Box 15, Folder: 1, Object: 3

Scope and Contents

A letter from Mark T. Alexander, Head Quarters, Rosser’s Cavalry Division, C.S.A. to his mother, Sally Park (Turner) Alexander, no place. He reports his division had gone to Middleburg and has taken 225 prisoners. He discusses the New Creek, W.VA. raid and 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. Alexander surmises the men will welcome Gen. Fitzhugh Lee when he returns. He hears of Major Ferguson’s illness. Alexander and Mack have been ordered back to their company. If General Lee does not order them back, he will get a transfer to artillery. He reports 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. He closes by sending ; sends orders for the care of his horse.


  • Creation: 1864 November 15


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