On July 21, 1861, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston issued an unnumbered special order approving Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard's plan of attack for the Battle of Bull Run I.
SPECIAL ORDERS, No. – .
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
July 21, 1861 - 4.30 a. m.
The plan of attack given by Brigadier-General Beauregard in the above order is approved, and will be executed accordingly.
J. E. JOHNSTON,
General, C. S. Army
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