War of the Rebellion: Serial 014 Page 0644 THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN, VA. Chapter XXIII.

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I request your permission to publish: 1st, General Johnston's order to me of May 1; 2nd, your modification of that order, May 3; 3rd, my reply to General Johnston, May 2; and, 4th, my letter to General Lee, May 3.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BENJ. HUGER,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 17, 1862.

Brigadier-General EVANS,

Adams Run, S. C.:

You will proceed at once to Richmond, Va., in command of Means' regiment, Seventeenth South Carolina Volunteers, Holcombe Legion, Benbow's Twenty-third Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, Gadberry's Eighteenth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, Leake's Virginia battery, Boyce's South Carolina battery. A portion of your troops will move via Charlotte, N. C.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 17, 1862.

Brigadier-General DRAYTON,

Hardeeville, S. C.:

You will proceed at once to Richmond, Va., in command of Phillips' Legion; Slaughter's Fifty-first Georgia Regiment, from Charleston; Manning's Fiftieth Georgia Regiment, from Savannah; De Saussure's Fifteenth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, from Charleston; James' Third Battalion South Carolina Infantry, from Summerville. Phillips' Legion and Manning's regiment will go by Augusta.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, July 18, 1862.

Major General JAMES LONGSTREET,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: In reply to your letter* of the 11th instant I have the honor to inform you that the Secretary of War has authorized me to comply with the request of Colonel Jenkins, as to retaining the regimental standard of the Sixteenth Michigan Regiment for presentation to the Governor of his State. You will please communicate this information to Colonel Jenkins, who is authorized to receive the colors for the purpose mentioned in your letter.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General, Commanding.

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