John B. Floyd is accused of two federal crimes, but is exonerated on both charges.

The U.S. House Committee on Military Affairs alleges that before John B. Floyd left his post as U.S. secretary of war, he illicitly transferred war department arms from the North to armories in the South, thus arming the incipient rebellion. Floyd is also accused of questionable dealing involving Indian trusts, but he’s exonerated on both charges.

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