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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 1: from the U. S.A. Into the C. S.A. (search)
ort Steilacoom, 1860. leaving Steilacoom. at San Francisco. interview with McPherson. resign from U. S. Army. New York to Georgia. Captain of Engineers, C. S. xpress relieving me from duty with my company, and ordering me to report to Lt. McPherson in charge of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco harbor. I was very sorry to egraph line brought news of the fall of Fort Sumter. So when I reported to McPherson, in obedience to my orders, I told him that I must resign and go with my stat remain in San Francisco, which would detain me at least two months. While McPherson proved himself afterward to be a great soldier, he was also one of the most a feel the same way about it. So I wrote my resignation, dating it May 1, and McPherson gave me leave of absence, and did everything possible to make my going easy ar, which I saw everywhere, both at the North and in the South. They recalled McPherson's comparison of the military strength of the two sections, and did not discre