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.
Brigadier-General Virginia Volunteers, Commanding Forces
(OR, Series I, Volume 2, p 755)