It was extensively reported yesterday and believed in some quarters, that the Hon. John C. Breckinridge
had received the appointment of Secretary of War
We are not prepared to vouch for the accuracy of the report, for no official announcement has yet been made; but if there is no legal obstacle arising out of the fact that Mr. Breckinridge
is a citizen of a State not yet a member of the Confederacy
, his appointment to the high and responsible position would meet with universal approval.
It was also currently reported last evening that the President
had appointed Gen. Jos E. Johnston
to the command of the entire Confederate forces in the Northern department of Virginia
This is slow rumor, for Gen.
J. has held that position for some time past.