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solved that, while there was a little time yet left us, a retreat should be immediately ordered, in order to save as many men and arms to the Southern Government as possible, knowing that the only chance to evade the enemy would be by running a strict blockade of Chesapeake Bay in small, open boats at night, capable of carrying from ten to twelve men. I here insert the resolution, which was unanimously signed by the field and staff officers: Headq'rs 39th Va. Regiment, Ooak Hall, Nov. 15, 1861. Whereas, We have ascertained beyond all doubt that the forces of the United States are upon the point of invading the counties of Accomac and Northampton, Virginia, in overwhelming force; and whereas, we have also ascertained that with the means at our command resistance would be utterly hopeless, and could but result in a useless effusion of blood and destruction of property, and having ascertained beyond all doubt that there is no possibility of being reinforced, the undersigned,