Davies’ Reports

22 10 2008

A couple of interesting things in Davies’ reports (or is that Davies’s reports?  I can’t decide): as you can see at the end of the first report, Davies was led by some captured Confederates to believe that the troops he faced at Blackburn’s Ford were under the command of Robert E. Lee.  In case you didn’t know, they weren’t.  Davies squared off against Longstreet, mostly, though Bonham and D. R. Jones were also in the area.

In the second report, Davies requested a court of inquiry over the perceived slight to his command by McDowell in his report.  I wasn’t aware of this, and have to look into this more.

I have thus far refrained from posting reports pertaining to the fight at Blackburn’s Ford on July 18th.  I’ll post them once I get all the Bull Run reports up.

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23 10 2008
John

Davies’s

(I think)

23 10 2008
Harry Smeltzer

Thanks, John.

6 11 2008
Davies Court of Inquiry « Bull Runnings

[...] Court of Inquiry 6 11 2008 I mentioned here the request of Col. Thomas Davies for a court of inquiry regarding McDowell’s report and the [...]

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