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Accession number 2004.444
Catalog Number 2004.444
Collection Pearce Civil War Collection
Object Name Letter
Title Polley (Joseph Benjamin)
Creator Polley (Joseph Benjamin)
Date September 3, 1862
Dates of Creation September 3, 1862
Scope & Content In this letter written to his mother on September 3, 1862, Joseph B. Polley documents the second battle of Manassas, which had ended three days prior, on August 30. "Our regiments made two daring charges and in the second one began the battle and captured nine cannons." Polley informs his mother of the "comparatively trifling" casualties. "The enemy were routed, have fallen back near Fairfax and are now confronting us - One more fight and I think the war will be over."
People Polley, Joseph Benjamin
Credit line Pearce Civil War Collection
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