June 18, 1861
June 17—The following appointments have been made by the Cabinet:
the 7th Alabama Regiment, John A. Winston, Colonel; Thomas E. Irby,
Major; George H. Horton and John Tyler, Jr., are appointed Majors of
Infantry. Prof. A. L. Bledsoe is
appointed Chief Clerk of the War Department.
is believed that Gen. Magruder will be brevetted for
gallant conduct at the Bethel fight.
A. Banks, of the Montgomery Confederation, has just returned from Great Bethel. He fully confirms the reported disasters to
the Federals there and their outrages upon private persons and property.
just arrived here, who crossed at Harper’s Ferry Sunday forenoon, state that
the Confederate troops had evacuated Harper’s Ferry, blown up the
fortifications and burnt the bridge.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]