Gov. Letcher's Reply to the Secretary of War

Title

Gov. Letcher's Reply to the Secretary of War

Description

Newspaper article of Virginia Governor John Letcher's response to the U. S. Secretary of War Simon Cameron's request for part of the Virginia militia to be sent to Washington, D.C. to serve in the Union army. In this reply, Governor Letcher refuses to comply with the request.

Creator

John Letcher

Publisher

Lexington Gazette

Date

April 16, 1861

Files

LetcherResponse.jpg

Citation

John Letcher, “Gov. Letcher's Reply to the Secretary of War,” Digital Exhibits at Washington and Lee University Library, accessed September 22, 2017, http://omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/386.