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A Participant in the most brilliant battle fought by Mosby's command. From Richmond, Va., Times-dispatch August 1, 1909.

Replying to Captain W. L. White's inquiry in regard to the late Joseph Bryan's service as a soldier in Mosby's command, Colonel Mosby writes as follows:

Department of Justice, Washington, July 16, 1909.
Mr. William L. White:
Dear Sir:—Your letter of inquiry in reference to Joe Bryan just received. I do not remember the date when he joined me, but do know that in 1864 he was wounded in a fight near Upperville; that in 1864 he was detailed to watch in the Bull Run Mountain, when I was lying wounded in Fauquier, and that in February, 1865, he was in what I have always said was the most brilliant affair of my command, when Major Richards with thirty-seven men attacked and routed a Major Gibson with 150 men (Fourteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry), killing, wounding and capturing nearly the whole force. I was then absent wounded.

Very truly,


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