Message Assigning Joseph E. Johnston to Command of Harpers Ferry (May 15, 1861)

Updated: October 12, 2015

On May 15, 1861, the Confederate War Department informed newly-appointed Brigadier General Joseph E. Johnston that he was assigned to command the troops near Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

Adjutant and Inspector General's Office
Montgomery, May
15, 1861

Brig. Gen. Jos. E. Johnston, C.S.A., Montgomery, Ala.:

Sir: Having been appointed a brigadier-general in the Army of the Confederate States, you have been assigned by the War Department to the command of the troops near Harper's Ferry. In proceeding to that point the Secretary of War directs that you take Lynchburg in your route, and make arrangements there for sending forward to Harper's Ferry such force as you deem necessary to strengthen your command.

Very Respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. COOPER
Adjutant and Inspector General.

 

Cite this Entry

MLA Style

"Message Assigning Joseph E. Johnston to Command of Harpers Ferry," Ohio Civil War Central, 2019, Ohio Civil War Central. 17 Jun 2019 <http://www.ohiocivilwarcentral.com/entry.php?rec=1571>

APA Style

"Message Assigning Joseph E. Johnston to Command of Harpers Ferry." (2019) In Ohio Civil War Central, Retrieved June 17, 2019, from Ohio Civil War Central: http://www.ohiocivilwarcentral.com/entry.php?rec=1571

Comments powered by Disqus

Related Entries

Categories

Topics

This entry has not been associated with any topics.

Time Periods

Regions

Help support the ongoing development of Ohio Civil War Central by clicking the banner and then purchasing products from Amazon.com.

Ohio Civil War Central: An Encyclopedia of the American Civil War