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Daniel Ruggles General Orders


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)

Brig. General Daniel Ruggles was the first Confederate commander during Stafford’s Confederate Year (April 22-June 5, 1861)

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