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W.H. Turner describes skirmish in the Kanawha Valley and defending against ambush on the Gauley River. William's captain takes measures to rally his soldiers in the aftermath.

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Gauley Bridge, WV


Kanawha Valley, West Virginia; battle; Death (military); promotion; sightseeing

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Turner, William H., 1837-???? -- Correspondence; Soldiers -- Ohio -- Correspondence; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 12th (1861-1864); Carnifex Ferry, Battle of (West Virginia : 1861)

Letter from William H. Turner to Thomas S. Armstrong



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