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[473] command of all the Confederate States forces in Loudon County, and post them as may appear best calculated to protect that section from the incursions of the enemy, and for the repression of any disaffection among any class of the inhabitants.

II. The officers of the Quartermaster's Department will provide the necessary and ample means of transportation for this movement.

By command of Genl. Beauregard.

Thomas Jordan, A. A.-Genl.

Manassas, Va., Aug. 11th, 1861.
Dear General,—In order to prevent any coup de main from McClellan, as already communicated to you, I have ordered Longstreet to Fairfax Court-House, Jones to Germantown, and Bonham to fall back on or about Flint Hill, leaving a strong mounted guard at or about Vienna.

Cocke goes to Centreville. Ewell to Sangster's Cross-roads.

Early and Hampton to intersection of Occoquan road with Wolf-run Shoals road.

Evans has gone to Leesburg.

The Louisiana brigade remains, for the present, at or about Mitchell's Ford.

Will you permit me to suggest that Elzey should concentrate his brigade at or about Fairfax Station, and Jackson at or about the cross of Braddock's road with the Fairfax Court-House and Station road?

Stuart to remain where he is.

From those advanced positions we could at any time concentrate our forces for offensive or defensive purposes. I think, by a bold move, we could capture the enemy's advance forces at Annandale; and, should he come out to their support, give him battle—with all the chances in our favor. But, for that object, we must have all our artillery ready in every respect.

Yours very truly,

Confederate States of America, War Department, Richmond, Aug. 13th, 1861.
Sir,—You are hereby informed that the President has appointed you, by and with the advice of Congress, a General (to take rank July 21st, 1861) in the Army of the Confederate States. You are requested to signify your acceptance or nonacceptance of said appointment. And should you accept, you will sign before a magistrate the oath of office herewith, and forward the same, with your letter of acceptance, to this department.

L. P. Walker, Sec. of War.
Genl. G. T. Beauregard, etc., Manassas.

Manassas, Va., Aug. 14th, 1861.
Dear General,—In order to prevent the enemy from taking possession of your work and battery at Evansport, before assistance could be sent to it, I would

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