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S. Civil War. NOTES 1. Sir James Douglas was royal governor of both Vancouver Island and British Columbia colonies. 2. , 1955), 333. For the Chesapeake seizure, also see Greg Marquis, In Armageddon’s Shadow (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1998), chaps. 6 and 7. 3. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1896), series 1, 3: 352–54. All other references to the naval records of the war are for series 1, unless otherwise noted, and are cited as ORN.
Davidson was astonished. “What did they mean? ”36 Some Union soldiers were equally mystified and many were angry. ”37 There was a good reason for this strategy, however. Even though his soldiers wanted a fight, Union general Edward Canby knew that supplies were dwindling and his men and their animals were exhausted. ”38 And so the shadow march continued until another sandstorm stopped both armies in their tracks on April 17. As grains of sand pelted their tents, the officers of the Sibley Brigade weighed their options.
Ibid. 15. Royal Governor James Douglas to Lord Lytton, British Colonial Secretary, August 1, 1859. ca). Hereafter cited as Colonial Despatches. 16. Murray, “Pig War Letters,” 17. 17. War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1897), 50: 1, 512. Hereafter cited as OR. The abandonment of the American post on San Juan island, as directed from the department headquarters, is given in District Special Order 9, dated June 11, 1861.