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Scouting Party in Western Virginia

Black-and-white illustration from New York Illustrated News of soldiers surrounding a cabin to arrest the man standing in the doorway.

Caption: Scouting Party in Western Virginia – Arrest of a Secessionist at Night by Orders of the Commanding Officer of the Department [of] Western Virginia. Sketched by Frank Beard, one of the scouts. See page 202 [for related story].

Source: Illustration from New York Illustrated News, July 29, 1861, page 195.

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