Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
August 17, 1862

Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series 1, Vol. 51, Part 1, p 742

Hdqrs. District of the Kanawha,
Gauley Bridge, Va., August 17, 1862.

General Orders, No. 31.
1.Brig. Gen. J. D. Cox hereby turns over to Col. J. A. J. Lightburn, Fourth Virginia Volunteers, the command of this district.

2. Commandants of all the forces in the Kanawha Valley not already ordered to accompany the commanding general out of the district will report to Colonel Lightburn for orders.

3. Brigade Surg. George M. Kellogg will report for duty to Colonel Lightburn as medical director of the district.

4. Commandants of the several posts now held will proceed immediately to put such positions in the strongest defensive condition, so that they may serve as bases for active operations at any time.

By command of Brig. Gen. J. D. Cox:

G. M. Bascom,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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