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opinion, depends upon its secrecy-you will, after gaining all the information you can, resume your former position.

I am, with great respect, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

July 11, 1862.

Major General A. P. HILL,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The general commanding authorizes you to rearrange the brigade as far as practicable, and, as proposed in your letter of this morning, it being his wish to carry out the law in this respect so far as present condition of things will permit, please forward to this office, according to circular issued a few days since, a statement of composition of your division, its brigades, and the regiments and other organizations embraced within each; also names and rank of commanders of each respectively.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. CHILTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

June 11, 1862.

Brigadier General J. J. ARCHER,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires that so soon as relieved by General J. B. Magruder you will quietly move your command to the left of Magruder's division, reporting to Major General A. P. Hill, who has been directed to close up on our left with his portion of the command of Major General G. W. Smith, of which yours and the other two brigades constitute a part.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. CHILTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA., June 11, 1862.

Major-General PEMBERTON,

Charleston, S. C.:

Movements of an important and decisive character are practicable if we can get re-enforcements from the South. Send them if you possible can without too much risk to Charleston.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

June 11, 1862.

Major General A. P. HILL,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: I am just about to relieve the brigades of Generals Pender and Archer, who are ordered to report to you. To do this I am