Col. Va. Vol. ALS ("Philip St. Geo Cocke") TO GEN. BEAUREGARD, Camp Henry, Culp C.H., 10 June 1861. 2 pp., 4to. An offer of service: "Being upon the same important military line of operations with yourself I desire to make myself known to you....I trust however I shall soon be in a position to take part in the operations in advance under your command." St. George Cocke fought at First Bull Run and at Blackburn's Ford. He took his own life in December 1861. -- FLOYD, John B. (1806-1863), General, C. S. A. Two ALS ("John B. Floyd") to Gov. Henry Wise, Head Quarters, Camp Arbuckle, near LB [Lewisburg], both 8 August 1861. 2 pp., 8vo., browned, tape strip along right edge of verso. Buchanan's former Secretary of War asks Gov. Wise's permission "to make a movement towards the Valley of the Kanawha as speedily as practicable. To this end I desire to know as soon as possible the exact force upon which to rely. Will you have the goodness to inform me the number of men you can furnish..." -- GIST, States Rights (1831-1864), Brig. General C. S. A. ALS ("S. R. Gist") to Col. Manigault, Headquarters, 25 February 1861. 1 p., 4to. The birth year explains the name. Gist's parents never wanted him to forget South Carolina's tariff nullifiers in 1831, and he died defending the principle for which he was named. Here, in the flush of the secession crisis, Gist conveys an order from the governor to "allow Capt. McCrady of the Meagher Guard, to exchange the muskets now in the possession of his Corps for the new U. S. muskets, Springfield." Gist was killed in action during the Atlanta campaign. -- RIPLEY, Roswell Sabine (1823-1887), Lt. Col., C. S. A. ALS ("R. S. Ripley") to Col. Edward Manigault, Headquarters, Fort Moultrie, 27 February 1861. PREPARATIONS FOR THE ATTACK ON SUMTER. Ripley send Manigault "the Gunners Level required," and says "We are all ready to receive the powder & hope the cartridge Bags & shot to match will be along as soon as possible." -- RUGGLES, Daniel (1810-1897). ALS ("Daniel Ruggles") to Col. R. S. Garnett, Head Qaurters, Fredericksburg, Va., 15 May 1861. 3½ pp., 4to. A reconnaissance report, recommending that "a battery of light guns say 18 or 32 pounders be established to command the Potomac Creek..." He also complains that "mail facilities are made use of for treasonable and incendiary purposes..." and recommends "it be regulated by a censorship." Together six items. (6) " /> [CONFEDERATE OFFICERS]. AN EXCELLENT GROUP OF LETTERS ALL DURING THE OPENING PHASE OF THE WAR IN 1861. -- BUCKNER, Simon B. (1823-1914), <I>General, C. S. A</I>. ALS ("S. B. Buckner") to Gov. Beriah Magoffin, Headquarters, Ky. State Guard, Paducah, 15 June 1861. BUCKNER CONFIRMS KENTUCKY'S NEUTRALITY. "On the 11th inst. I advised Gov. Harris of Tenn. of the agreement which has been entered into with Gen. McClellan, and of the purpose of Kentucky to carry out with the force at her disposal the neutral position which her legislature and her people have assumed. He gave me every assurance that the territory of Kentucky would be respected by Tenn. and the Southern States; and that only in the event of an evident necessity, after the neutrality of Kentucky had been first violated by the U. S. Forces, would any attempt be made to occupy any portion of her territory." -- COCKE, Philip St. George (1809-1861), <I>Col. Va. Vol</I>. ALS ("Philip St. Geo Cocke") TO GEN. BEAUREGARD, Camp Henry, Culp C.H., 10 June 1861. <I>2 pp., 4to</I>. An offer of service: "Being upon the same important military line of operations with yourself I desire to make myself known to you....I trust however I shall soon be in a position to take part in the operations in advance under your command." St. George Cocke fought at First Bull Run and at Blackburn's Ford. He took his own life in December 1861. -- FLOYD, John B. (1806-1863), <I>General, C. S. A</I>. Two ALS ("John B. Floyd") to Gov. Henry Wise, Head Quarters, Camp Arbuckle, near LB [Lewisburg], both 8 August 1861. <I>2 pp., 8vo., browned, tape strip along right edge of verso</I>. Buchanan's former Secretary of War asks Gov. Wise's permission "to make a movement towards the Valley of the Kanawha as speedily as practicable. To this end I desire to know as soon as possible the exact force upon which to rely. Will you have the goodness to inform me the number of men you can furnish..." -- GIST, States Rights (1831-1864), <I>Brig. General C. S. A</I>. ALS ("S. R. Gist") to Col. Manigault, Headquarters, 25 February 1861. <I>1 p., 4to</I>. The birth year explains the name. Gist's parents never wanted him to forget South Carolina's tariff nullifiers in 1831, and he died defending the principle for which he was named. Here, in the flush of the secession crisis, Gist conveys an order from the governor to "allow Capt. McCrady of the Meagher Guard, to exchange the muskets now in the possession of his Corps for the new U. S. muskets, Springfield." Gist was killed in action during the Atlanta campaign. -- RIPLEY, Roswell Sabine (1823-1887), <I>Lt. Col., C. S. A</I>. ALS ("R. S. Ripley") to Col. Edward Manigault, Headquarters, Fort Moultrie, 27 February 1861. PREPARATIONS FOR THE ATTACK ON SUMTER. Ripley send Manigault "the Gunners Level required," and says "We are all ready to receive the powder & hope the cartridge Bags & shot to match will be along as soon as possible." -- RUGGLES, Daniel (1810-1897). ALS ("Daniel Ruggles") to Col. R. S. Garnett, Head Qaurters, Fredericksburg, Va., 15 May 1861. <I>3½ pp., 4to</I>. A reconnaissance report, recommending that "a battery of light guns say 18 or 32 pounders be established to command the Potomac Creek..." He also complains that "mail facilities are made use of for treasonable and incendiary purposes..." and recommends "it be regulated by a censorship." <I>Together six items</I>. (6) | Christie's