Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel De Russy” in chapter 99 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...nacing Alexandria, and they decided to sacrifice one of the two places to hold the other.
The troops have already reembarked, and are on the way to Alexandria.
Fort De Russy takes its name from Colonel De Russy , who formerly commanded in this vicinity, and lives not far distant.
Lieutenant-Colonel Bird was in command, though he reported to General Walker, whose headquarters were at Alexandria.
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