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Benjamin to Brigadier General Floyd
Benjamin notifies Floyd of the force that has been appropriated by Jefferson Davis for the Confederate campaign to secure Kentucky. Benjamin realized the crucial nature of a border state such as Kentucky, and tells Floyd that the battle to obtain it will not be easy.

Judah P. Benjamin to Brigadier General John B. Floyd, November 15, 1861