Series 1, Volume 51, part 2, p. 434
First. Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, That the thanks of Congress are due, and are hereby tendered, to Col. Edward Johnson, and to the officers and men under his command, for gallant and meritorious services at the summit of Alleghany Mountain, in Virginia, on the 13th day of December, 1861, when for more than six hours they, with remarkable courage and constancy, sustained an assault made upon their position by fourfold their number, and finally drove the enemy in disorder, and with heavy loss, from the field.
Second. That the foregoing resolution be communicated to said command by the Secretary of War, and be made known in general orders.
Approved January 10, 1862.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: January 1862