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History of the First battle of Manassas and the organization of the Stonewall brigade. How it was so named. by D. B. Conrad, Kansas city, Mo., formerly U. S. And C. S. Navy. When in May, 1861, General Joseph E. Johnston arrived at Harper's Ferry to command the unformed, disorganized mass of men and muskets there assembled, he found five Virginia regiments and two or three from Alabama and Mississippi, all in nominal control, simply by seniority, of a Colonel Jackson of the Virginia Army. Soon order grew out of chaos, and we of the Virginia Army found ourselves one May day on Bolivar Heights, five regiments in all, assembled and called the Virginia Brigade; they were the Second, Thirty-third, Twenty-first, Twenty-seventh, and Fourth. Our senior colonel was a man who never spoke unless spoken to; never seemed to sleep; had his headquarters under a tree; the only tent used was that of his adjutant. He walked about alone, the projecting visor of his blue cap concealing his featu