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[148] say held them, not as the infantry did, but patrolled them all the way down to Stony creek, and sometimes beyond. We were too few to man the lines, so we rode them one night here, and tomorrow somewhere else on the line, repelling from time to time by the hardest kind of fighting the repeated attacks made upon the lines of communication—i. e., the Weldon railroad and the Boydton plank-road. The preservation of these meant the life of the army and of the country.

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