Soldier's Letter, 2 pages, 8vo., Martinsburg (West Virginia), May 21st, 1864. David Jones (Co. B, 155th Ohio Infantry) writes to his friend.
"...I just got back last night from the front. We were gone 3 days and 3 nights guarding Siegel's supply trains. It was 2 miles long. We were not attacked but our scouts said there were lots of rebs following us of in the woods waiting for a chance to capture the train. We captured 4 rebs. 1 of them is supposed to be Mosby the great rebel raider and had to march all the way. It is 74 miles there and back. It is good roads there and it is the nicest country I ever seen. We went through Winchester where Jackson fought so much. We seen the graves of the seventh Ohio boys that was shot there. wW seen the rifle pits all along the hills that Siegel dug to fall back on if he had to retreat which he had to but not so far as that he retreated from Strasburg to Cedar Creek about 27 miles... Direct your letters me company B, 155 Regt O.M.G. care of Captain Medesker, Martinsburg, Va."
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