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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Organization of the
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The
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Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death., Chapter
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter
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IV. July, 1861 My family in North Carolina. volunteers daily rejected. Gen. Winder appears upon the stage. Toombs commissioned. Hunter Secretary of State. duel prevented. Col B. Secretary for a few hours. Gen. Garnett killed. battle of Manassas. great excitement. Col. Bartow. July 1 My family are gone.
Well, Washington had his Lafayette-and I like the nativity of these officers better than that of the Northern men, still applying for commissions.
Mr. Toombs is to be a brigadier-general.
That is what I looked for. The two brothers Cobb are to be colonels; and Orr is to have a regiment.
Mr. Hunter succeeds ToombToombs in the State Department-and that disposes of him, if he will stay there.
It is to be an obscure place; and if he were indolent, without ambition, it would be the very place for him. Wise is done for. He has had several fights, always drawing blood; but when he gets ready to make a great fight, he is ordered back for fear of his