Portrait of P.G.T. Beauregard.

On May 31, 1861, Major General Robert E. Lee issued Special Orders, No. 149, announcing that Brigadier General P. G. T. Beauregard (pictured here) was assigned to the command of the troops in the Alexandria line near Manassas Junction, Virginia. [Wikimedia Commons]

Special Orders, No. 149 (Virginia Forces) Text

May 31, 1861

On May 31, 1861, Major General Robert E. Lee issued Special Orders, No. 149, announcing that Brigadier General P. G. T. Beauregard was assigned to the command of the troops in the Alexandria line near Manassas Junction, Virginia.

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Special Orders, No. 149

HEADQUARTERS VIRGINIA FORCES
Richmond, Va., May
 31, 1861

General G.T. Beauregard, of the C.S. Army, is assigned to the command of the troops in the Alexandria line. He is referred to the orders heretofore given to his predecessors in that command for the general direction of operations.

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By order of Major-General Lee:

R.S. GARNETT,
Adjutant-General

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Special Orders, No. 149 (Virginia Forces) Text
  • Coverage May 31, 1861
  • Author
  • Keywords Robert E. Lee, P. G. T. Beauregard
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 9, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 6, 2022
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