Daniel Ruggles GENERAL ORDERS

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Stafford's Confederate Year

Daniel Ruggles GENERAL ORDERS

Headquarters,
Fredericksburg, Va., April 22, 1861

By the authority of the governor of the State of Virginia I assume command of the volunteers and militia along the line of the Potomac River, extending from Mount Vernon south to the mouth of the Rappahannock River. Headquarters are established at this place until further orders.

Daniel Ruggles
Brigadier-General Virginia Volunteers, Commanding Forces

(OR, Series I, Volume 2, p 755)