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The 54th Virginia and 63rd Virginia Infantry were the only two Virginia regiments in the AoT at the time. They were in Alexander W. Reynold's Brigade. It appears as one company of the 63rd, Company H, was from Wythe County; so perhaps a soldier or correspondent from that company wrote home of that particular incident. Its possible, being that a large portion of Alexander Reynold's Brigade was routed during the attack on Missionary Ridge.

A good link on the 63rd Virginia
http://barrsbattery.tripod.com/id4.html
 
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