Raynors HCA 2019-09
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Steamer reciept, 6” x 4,” salmon paper, Old Dominion Steamboat Company, May 19, 1861, VG. In it, Colonel Ruggles (only held that rank from May 7 thru August 9, 1861) sends fifteen boxes muskets, one box cartridges, one keg flints. VG. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Ruggles resigned his commission in the U.S. Army on May 7, 1861[2] Appointed a Brigadier General of Militia and Colonel in the Provisional Army of Virginia he was given command of the Aquia District in May 1861.[3] There Ruggles set up shore batteries to block the Chesapeake Bay. After exchanging fire with the Union Navy Ruggles' troops resisted a landing party and prevented a Union beachhead in the Battle of Mathias Point.
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