Thursday, June 16, 2011

10K Feds advancing in Virginia; Beauregard: "Answer me!"

Secretary of War John B. FloydImage via Wikipedia
BG J.B. Floyd

  • In western Virginia, Confederate Brigadier General John Buchanan Floyd, former Virginia Governor and Buchanan’s Secretary of War, sends dispatches to the Confederate Secretary of War, Leroy P. Walker in Richmond, that ten thousand Yankees are advancing through Fayette County and could possibly intercept railroad communication between Richmond and Chattanooga./1861
  • General P. G. T. Beauregard, Confederate State...Image via Wikipedia
  • Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at Manassas, Virginia, writes President Davis asking why the War Department is not answering his dispatches. He complains to the President that the soldiers of the Alexandria Line are in need of red and yellow belts to distinguish themselves from the enemy, regimental flags, and cartridge and cap boxes./1861

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