William G. Cabaniss Letter, August 5, 1863

Title

William G. Cabaniss Letter, August 5, 1863

Subject

Civil War, Letter, Rapidan--Virginia, William George Cabaniss (1843-1926), War, Soldier, Confederate Soldier, 38th Virginia Infantry

Description

A copy of a typed transcript of a letter written by the Confederate officer William G. Cabaniss while encamped near Rapid Ann Station (now known as Rapidan), Virginia. In this letter, Cabaniss writes to his parents stating that he has orders to begin marching that morning. While his destination is uncertain, Cabaniss theorizes that his unit may be heading towards Fredericksburg, an important river port that was the site of several battles throughout the war. Cabaniss ends the letter with an allusion to the heavy losses his unit had suffered in the past two years, writing that "It seem to me that all of my associates are gone." Cabaniss would ultimately survive the war, attaining the rank of Captain in the 38th Virginia Infantry, Company K.

Creator

William G. Cabaniss

Date

August 5, 1863

Contributor

Grace Dorsey

Format

Letter

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

Bkg-Dor-01-018

Spatial Coverage

Rapidan, Virginia

Scanning Technician

Derek McSwain

DPI

600

Bit Depth

24

Collection Name

B. K. and Grace Dorsey Collection

Scanning Software

Epson Scan

Files

Bkg-Dor-01-018.pdf

Citation

William G. Cabaniss, “William G. Cabaniss Letter, August 5, 1863,” Digital Watauga, accessed October 26, 2020, http://digitalwatauga.org/items/show/18201.

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