|Edmund Kirby Smith Promoted to Brigadier General|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Counting down to the 450th anniversary of St. Augustine:
June 17, 1861
St. Augustine native Edmund Kirby Smith was promoted to brigadier general in the Confederate Army. He was given command of a brigade in the Army of the Shenandoah, which he led at the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21.
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