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“Thy Will” (7) – The Battle of Manassas/Bull Run is Over; William Lee is Dying.

Chapterette 7: The Battle of Manassas/Bull Run is Over; William Lee is Dying: William Morgan Writes “My dear Anna” About Events:

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Thirty-one-year-old William F. Lee of Shepherdstown falls at Manassas. The family comes to his bedside:

A touching first-hand account of the Battle of First Manassas was written in a personal letter from William Lee’s beloved cousin, Edwin Gray Lee, to William’s mother, Mary Catherine Syme Chilton Lee, describing the battle, his lingering illness, and death.

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“Thy Will” (8) – Returning Home and . . . Still . . . To War.

Chapterette 8: August-September, 1861 – Returning to Home and Family Does Not Exceed The Reach of Armies.

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In the after years the young people listening to these wartime tales never forgot, amid more exciting things, the description of the first night at Fountain Rock after the heart-burdened hurry of the journey back to war-clouded Virginia.

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