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given, to General Joseph E. Johnston and General Gustave T. Beauregard and to the officers and troops under their command, for the great and signal victory obtained by them over forces of the United States, far exceeding them in number, in the battle of the 21st of July at Manassas, and for the gallantry, courage, and endurance evinced by them, in a protracted and continuous struggle of more than ten hours; a victory the great results of which will be realized in the future successes of the war, and which, in the judgment of Congress, entitles all who contributed to it to the gratitude of their country.

Resolved further, That the foregoing resolution be made known in appropriate General Orders, by the generals in command, to the officers and troops to whom they are addressed.

Approved August 6, 1861.

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ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Richmond, August 7, 1861.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Commanding Forces, Manassas:

GENERAL: Colonel Thomas H. Taylor has been ordered to report to you at Manassas, and assigned by direction of the President to the command of the Kentucky Battalion, which is to be organized into a regiment under his command. It is requested that you will furnish Colonel Taylor such facilities as will enable him to organize and bring this regiment into such a state of efficiency as will make it creditable to the service.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

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RICHMOND, August 7, 1861.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Manassas:

The five companies Fourth North Carolina Regiment leave th Manassas.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 117.

Richmond, August 7, 1861.

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General Johnston will organize the Kentucky companies under his command into a regiment, the command of which will be assigned to Colonel Thomas H. Taylor, Provisional Army. Colonel Taylor will at once proceed to Manassas Junction, Va., and report for duty to General Johnston.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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