This collection contains a letter from Brigadier General Henry A. Wise, Lewisberg, Va. [W. Va.], to Adjutant and Inspector General Samuel Cooper, no place. The dispatch is reporting troop strength at Gauley Bridge and reports on guns and ammunition. He writes that the area is unsound. At a place called Williamsburg [W. Va.?] there is "a violent Yankee partisan, a Dr. Thatcher" who shot at his [HAW] orderly, wounding him in the head. Wise asks that three field officers--Col. J. Lucius Davis, Lt. Col. Jno. H. Richardson, and Major H.W. Fry, Jr., be commissioned and report to him at Gauley Bridge.
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The Henry A. Wise Letter was part of the Civil War Collection, Mss. 39.1 C76, until November 2017. The former citation was Civil War Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.