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Notwithstanding their numerical superiority, they can be repelled; and the general commanding relies confidently on his command to do it, and to drive the invader back beyond his intrenched lines. But, to do this, the highest order of coolness, individual intelligence, and obedience on the part of each officer and man are essential. Great reliance will be placed on the bayonet at the proper juncture; but, above all, it is enjoined on officers and men to withhold their fire until directed.

The superior intelligence of the individual members of this command should, in this respect, compensate for the want of a veteran, long-trained soldiery.

In firing each man should take aim and never discharge his piece without a distinct object in full view.

II. The following are announced as the general and personal staff of the general commanding; and any written or verbal orders conveyed through them, or either of them, will be obeyed:

Col. Thomas Jordan, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, A. A Adj.-Genl.

Capt. Clifton H. Smith, Provisional Army of Virginia, A. Adj.-Genl.

Capt. S. W. Ferguson, C. S. A., Aide-de-Camp. Lieut.-Col. Thomas H. Williamson, Virginia Army, Chief-Engineer.

Capt. E. P. Alexander, Engineer Corps C. S. A. Col. R. B. Lee, C. S. A., Chief Commissary of Subsistence.

Maj. William L. Cabell, C. S. A., Chief Quartermaster.

Surgeon T. H. Williams, Medical Director.

Col. Samuel Jones, C. S. A., Chief of Artillery and Ordnance.

Volunteer Aids.

Colonel James Chestnut, Jr., South Carolina.

Colonel J. L. Manning, South Carolina.

Colonel W. Porcher miles, South Carolina.

Colonel John S. Preston, South Carolina.

Colonel A. R. Chisolm, South Carolina.

Colonel Joseph Heyward, South Carolina.

By command of Brig.-Genl. Beauregard.

Thomas Jordan, A. A. Adj.-Genl.

Report of the Battle of Bull Run.

Headquarters 1ST corps army of the Potomac, Manassas, Aug. 25th, 1861.
G. T. Beauregard, Genl. Comdg., to Genl. S. Cooper, Adj. and Insp. Genl., Richmond, Va.:
General,—With the general results of the engagement between several brigades of my command, and a considerable force of the enemy, in the vicinity of Mitchell's and Blackburn's fords of Bull Run, on the 18th ultimo, you were made duly acquainted at the time by telegraph; but it is my place now to submit, in detail, the operations of that day.

Opportunely informed of the determination of the enemy to advance on Manassas,


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