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Fort Jefferson and Its Commander, 1861-62 Josiah Hazen Shinn

Fort Jefferson and Its Commander, 1861-62

Josiah Hazen Shinn

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781331265832
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34 pages
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Excerpt from Fort Jefferson and Its Commander, 1861-62Major Lewis G. Arnold, Second United States Artillery, had been in command of Fort Independence from 1857 to 1861, having been ordered to that post after nearly four years of hard service in theMoreExcerpt from Fort Jefferson and Its Commander, 1861-62Major Lewis G. Arnold, Second United States Artillery, had been in command of Fort Independence from 1857 to 1861, having been ordered to that post after nearly four years of hard service in the Everglades of Florida against the Seminoles.On January 4, 1861, he received the following dispatch:Washington, January 4, 1861. Maj. L. G. Arnold, commanding Fort Independence, Boston Harbor. Hold your command in readiness to embark for the South, and conditionally engage steam transportation. Another telegram to-morrow. Winfield Scott, Headquarters of the Army.On the next day he received the following telegram:Washington, January 5, 1861. Maj. L. G. Arnold, commanding Fort Independence, Boston Harbor.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.