Fifth Brigade, Brigadier-General Cocke, to consist of four Virginia regiments. Third Division, under command of Major-General Longstreet: First Brigade, Brigadier-General D. R. Jones, to consist of four South Carolina regiments. Second Brigade, Brigadier-General Bonham, to consist of four South Carolina regiments. Third Brigade, Brigadier-General Wilcox, to consist of four Alabama regiments. Fourth Brigade, Brigadier-General Rodes, to consist of four Alabama regiments. Fifth Brigade, Brigadier-General Taylor, to consist of five Louisiana regiments. Fourth Division, under command of Major-General E. K. Smith: First Brigade, Brigadier-General Walker, to consist of four Georgia regiments. Second Brigade, Brigadier-General Toombs, to consist of four Georgia regiments. Third Brigade, Brigadier-General Elzey, to consist of three Georgia regiments and one Maryland. Fourth Brigade, Brigadier-General Evans, to consist of five North Carolina regiments. Fifth Brigade, Brigadier-General Wigfall, to consist of three Texas regiments and one Louisiana regiment. The particular regiments for these several brigades will be designated by the commanding general of the Department of Northern Virginia, in conformity to this programme, according to States. The arrangement will be gradually carried into effect, as soon as, in the judgment of the commanding general, it can be safely done under present exigencies. By command of the Secretary of War.
Headquarters 1ST corps army of the Potomac, near Centreville, Nov. 28th, 1861.General Orders, No. 75. A new banner is intrusted to-day, as a battle-flag, to the safe keeping of the Army of the Potomac. Soldiers: Your mothers, your wives, and your sisters have made it. Consecrated by their hands, it must lead you to substantial victory, and the complete triumph of our cause. It can never be surrendered, save to your unspeakable dishonor, and with consequences fraught with immeasurable evil. Under its untarnished folds beat back the invader, and find nationality, everlasting immunity from an atrocious despotism, and honor and renown for yourselves—or death. By command of General Beauregard.
Thomas Jordan, A. A.-Genl.
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