French Forrest (1796-1866), Captain C.S. Navy (MD). Commandant, Norfolk Navy Yard, Chief of Bureau of Orders and Detail, Commanding James River Squadron.
Document Signed (DS), 1 page, C.S. Navy Department, Office of Orders & Detail, Richmond, Va., May 15th/62:
You will proceed and report to Captain S.S.Lee, C.S.N., to assist him in the necessary defences of James River.
Your Obt. Servant
Chief of Bureau
Commander William McBlair, C.S.N.
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