Monday, July 25, 2011

A fateful day of news briefs

These three items appeared in order in the July 27, 1861 edition of the Covington Journal.

Gen. McClellan has been summoned to Washington to take command of the army on the Potomac.

Gen. Rosecrans takes charge of the Federal forces in  Western Virginia.

Gen. Fremont passed through Cincinnati Wednesday evening to take command of the Western Division of the Federal army.

Perhaps not quite a day that "will live in infamy," but one that had major implications for the future

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