Sunday, July 17, 2011

Johnston to reinforce Beauregard at Manassas

    Beauregard's headquarters in Manassas. Stereog...Image via Wikipedia
    Beauregard's HQ at Manassas
  • Encamped at Manassas with 22,000 men, General P.G.T. Beauregard, nervous about being outnumbered, requests aid in stopping the Federal invasion of Virginia. In a bold move, President Jefferson Davis orders General Joseph E. Johnston by train to Manassas to reinforce Beauregard while US General Robert “Granny” Patterson (the man tasked with keeping Johnston occupied in western Virginia) retreats to Charleston, fighting a small engagement at Scary Creek, western Virginia. /1861
    photo of P.G.T. Beauregard (1818-1893)Image via Wikipedia
    PGT Beauregard
  • The US government at the direction of the Lincoln Administration, begins issuing paper currency demand notes commonly called "Greenbacks," in order to finance the war with artificial funds created out of thin air and backed by the supposed good name of the Federal government./1861

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