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This is truly a patriotic old county. She has now in the field river to of population. Her laid their lives upon the alter at Freedom, and should these she has others ready to take their places.

The volunteers from Parson have and much. Two companies (Capt. Harris's and Capt.) were exposed to the toils and of Western Virginia. Many are now lying buried in that mountain and country. Tence to their ashes, rest in their . The patriotism of did much to alleviate their sufferings, by sending them provisions, clothing, &c. The Generality of old Person was never more highly appreciated than by my company a few days ago.

In the disastrous retreat from Newborn, on the 14th, everything but what we had on. No sooner did our friends in Person wear of our distribution, than they ministered to our wants by sending us clothing, blankets, . How thankful were we to receive them. We had been lying for several days (on the ground) without tents or blankets, exposed to the cold and rain. But now we have clothing and blankets, and other things needful for our comfort. To the liberality of our friends in Person are we indebted for these things. Then, on behalf of my company, I would my thanks to all those who contributed on our relief, and especially to the fair at home, (had alert them.) They are always foremost in noble deeds. With such friends at home to sympathize with and to aid us, we shall never give up (God being our helper,) until every Yankee is driven from our soil.

G. Jones,
Capt. Co. C. V.

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