Richmond, Va., April 12, 1862


Special Orders No. 6


The Department of Norfolk and Peninsula are embraced for the present within the limit of operations of the Army of Northern Virginia. General J. E. Johnston will direct the military and naval operations in those departments. The commanders of the departments and navy-yards, while conforming to his instructions, will make their reports and requisitions, as heretofore, to the proper departments in Richmond until further orders.

By order of the President:

RE Lee

General, Commanding




Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 11, Part 3, p. 438

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 July 26