Portrait of Joseph Johnston.

On September 25, 1861, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston issued General Orders, No. 31, creating the 2nd Corps of the Army of the Potomac. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 31 (Army of the Potomac - CSA)

September 25, 1861

On September 25, 1861, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston issued General Orders, No. 31, creating the 2nd Corps of the Army of the Potomac.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 31.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
September 25, 1861.

I. Maj. Gen. Gustavus W. Smith, Provisional Army Confederate States, is assigned to the command of the Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac.

II. The Second Corps will consist of the troops of this army not heretofore assigned to the First Corps.

By command of General Johnston:

THOS. O. RHETT,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 31 (Army of the Potomac - CSA)
  • Coverage September 25, 1861
  • Author
  • Keywords Joseph E. Johnston, Army of the Potomac
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 1, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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