General Orders, No. 1 (Virginia Forces) (April 23, 1861)

Updated: October 12, 2015

On April 23, 1861, Major General Robert E. Lee issued General Orders, No.1 announcing that he was assuming command of the military and naval forces of Virginia.

General Orders, No.1

Headquarters,
Richmond, Va., April
23, 1861

In obedience to orders from his excellency John Letcher, governor of the State, Maj. Gen. Robert E. Lee assumes command of the military and naval forces of Virginia.

R.E. Lee
Major-General
.

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