|Collection||Pearce Civil War Collection|
|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."|
Polley, Joseph Benjamin
|Credit line||Pearce Civil War Collection|
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