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Letter From General J. E. Johnston recognizing Col. S. B. Gibbons for actions at First Manassas. February 3, 1862.

Centreville, February 3, 1862.

SIR: My attention has been called to the fact that in the enumeration of the officers who distinguished themselves in the battle of Manassas the name of Col. S. B. Gibbons, commanding the Tenth Virginia Regiment, was omitted. This omission was due to unaccountable carelessness, and is a matter of regret and mortification to me. I beg that it may be corrected in my report on file in your office, and the correction published. Colonel Gibbons and his gallant regiment played an important part at a critical time, and injustice to them, even accidentally, is unpardonable. Colonel Bizey, to whose brigade Colonel Gibbons belongs, made honorable mention of him in his report.
Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. E. JOHNSTON, General.
General S. COOPER, Adjutant and Inspector General.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 479

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