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Letter from Eugene F. Cordell to his mother, Christine T. Cordell on August 20, 1861In this letter, Eugene F. Cordell describes to his mother his accomodations with the family [William Alexander] of a member of his company. He describes being unwell with measles, which was running through the camp and being taken in by the Alexander family to recover. Cordell also describes the movements of Confederate forces under General Henry A. Wise and General Robert E. Lee.