Brig. Gen. Samuel Cooper, CSA Army Adj. Gen. & Insp. Gen., to Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, Assigning Him to Command at Harper’s Ferry

1 12 2020

CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA, AND WEST VIRGINIA FROM APRIL 16 TO JULY 31, 1861

CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. – CONFEDERATE

O. R. – Series I – VOLUME 2 [S #2] CHAPTER IX, pp. 844-845

Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office,
Montgomery, May 15,1861.

Brig. Gen. Jos. E. Johnston, C. S. A., Montgomery, Ala.:

Sir: Having been appointed a brigadier-general in the Army of the Confederate States, you have been assigned by the War Department to the command of the troops near Harper’s Ferry. In proceeding to that point the Secretary of War directs that you take Lynchburg in your route, and make arrangements there for sending forward to Harper’s Ferry such force as you may deem necessary to strengthen your command.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General.


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