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Excerpt from Incidents of American Camp Life: Being Events Which Have Actually Transpired During the Present RebellionThe organization of rebel guerilla leaders in the mountain districts of Western Virginia has led to the formation of opposing bandsMoreExcerpt from Incidents of American Camp Life: Being Events Which Have Actually Transpired During the Present RebellionThe organization of rebel guerilla leaders in the mountain districts of Western Virginia has led to the formation of opposing bands among the loyalists. Among the rebel organizations is one celebrated as the Moccasin Rangers. They had a good time and an easy one, robbing the Unionists with impunity, until Captain Baggs got up his counter-irritant in the shape of a company of Snake-Hunters, a delicate allusion to the venomous reptile bearing the name of moccasin. The Snake-Hunters are stalwart, rugged foresters, mountaineers and original backwoodsmen shrewd, - wary, and daring, as they are athletic and active fleet of foot, nimble climbers, and perfect in the use of knife and gun. They were enlisted at Wheeling, and mustered into the Union service there, under that most half-horse, half-alligator, and the restsnapping turtle-cst of human beings since the demise of the lamented Colonel David Crockett, Captain Baggs, who beat every county in Western Virginia for the right breed, and sent them to Wheeling as fast as he found them, to be licked into the shape required to constitute a Snake-Hunter in good standing.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.