Capt. Ewell wasn't happy the Indians were being nice? Makes one wonder why that would be a bad thing. I guess he was expecting a larger turn out from the Animal Kingdom. Had they returned stolen cattle or horses, would they have then been shot? I'm thinking more than half of the history we learned in school when it came to the treatment of Native Tribes has been edited more than once. I mean, we all know that happens on historical data don't we?
I thought there was a Department of the Gulf. Maybe that came about a few months later after Sumter?