Philip St. George Cooke, in a letter to a Washington, D.C., newspaper, condemns Virginia’s secession.

Philip St. George Cooke, in a letter to the editor of a Washington, D.C., newspaper, condemns Virginia’s secession and declares, “I owe Virginia little; my country much. She has entrusted me with a distant command; and I shall remain under her flag as long as it waves.”

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