Portrait of Joseph Johnston.

On July 21, 1861, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston (pictured here) issued an unnumbered special order approving Brigadier General P. G. T. Beauregard’s plan of attack for the First Battle of Bull Run. [Wikimedia Commons]

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

July 21, 1861

On July 21, 1861, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston issued an unnumbered special order approving Brigadier General P. G. T. Beauregard's plan of attack for the First Battle of Bull Run.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, No. – .

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
July 21, 1861 – 4.30 a. m.

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The plan of attack given by Brigadier-General Beauregard in the above order is approved, and will be executed accordingly.

J. E. JOHNSTON,
General, C. S. Army

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  • Article Title Special Orders, No. - (Army of the Potomac (CSA) Text
  • Coverage July 21, 1861
  • Author
  • Keywords Joseph E. Johnston, P. G. T. Beauregard, First Battle of Bull Run
  • 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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