Robert E. Lee appointed commander of all Confederate troops in Virginia
"To avoid confusion," the Confederate States Secretary of War LeRoy Pope Walker in a brief letter appointed Major General Robert E. Lee to command all the Confederate forces in Virginia "until further notice." Lee had earlier accepted command of all Virginia state units. (By John Osborne)
Frank Moore, The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), I: 149.