Portrait of Joseph Johnston.

On January 30, 1862, General Joseph E. Johnston (pictured here) issued General Orders, No. 17, announcing that General P. G. T. Beauregard had been transferred out of the Department of Northern Virginia. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 17 (Department of Northern Virginia - CSA)

January 30, 1862

On January 30, 1862, General Joseph E. Johnston issued General Orders, No. 17, announcing that General P. G. T. Beauregard had been transferred out of the Department of Northern Virginia.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 17.

HDQRS. DEPT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
January 30, 1862.

In obedience to orders received from the Secretary of War, assigning him to an important position in another department, General Beauregard is relieved from the duties of his present command.

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In losing the aid of this distinguished soldier the commanding general cannot withhold the expression of his sense of the eminent services by which he has achieved so much for our country, our cause, and the renown of our arms.

By command of General Johnston:

A.P. MASON,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 17 (Department of Northern Virginia - CSA)
  • Coverage January 30, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords Joseph E. Johnston, P. G. T. Beauregard, Department of Northern Virginia.
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 12, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 5, 2022
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