Portrait of Joseph Johnston.

On November 4, 1861, General Joseph E. Johnston (pictured here) issued Special Orders, No. 486, ordering Major General Thomas J. Jackson to take command of the Valley District of the Department of Northern Virginia. [Wikimedia Commons]

Special Orders, No. 486 (Army of the Potomac - CSA)

November 4, 1861

On November 4, 1861, General Joseph E. Johnston issued Special Orders, No. 486, ordering Major General Thomas J. Jackson to take command of the Valley District of the Department of Northern Virginia.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, No. 486.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
November 4, 1861.

In accordance with Special Orders, No. 18, Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office, Richmond, Va., October 22, 1861, Maj. Gen. T. J. Jackson, Provisional Army Confederate States, will proceed to take command of the Valley District of the Department of Northern Virginia.

By command of General Johnston:

THOS. G. RHETT,
Assistant Adjutant-General
.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Special Orders, No. 486 (Army of the Potomac - CSA)
  • Coverage November 4, 1861
  • Author
  • Keywords Joseph E. Johnston, Thomas J. Jackson, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia
  • 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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