Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 22, 1861 (Monday): "Sustain Baltimore"

Alabama State Capital, First Capital of the Confederacy

April 22, 1861.

Governor John Letcher, Richmond Va:
  In addition to the forces heretofore ordered, requisitions have been made for thirteen regiments, eight to rendezvous at Lynchburg, four at Richmond, and one at Harper’s Ferry.  Sustain Baltimore, if practicable.  We re-enforce you.


At this point in the war Davis, the Confederate President, labored on the disadvantage of being in Montgomery (the first Confederate Capital) and far from where many of early events were unfolding.

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