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HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

July 28, 1862

General J. G. MARTIN:

GENERAL: I observe by paragraph II, Special Orders, Numbers 172, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, that your resignation as brigadier-general Provisional Army of the Confederate State has been accepted by the President. I very much regret that the tender of your resignation did not pass through my hands,as I wished at least to have the matter suspended for the present. What I wish to know is whether you could not retain your position and duties in the Confederate service in addition to those appertaining to your State office. I would desire that you should be placed in immediate command of the forces within the lines of the State of North Carolina, so that General Hill would be enabled to give the most of his time and attention to the troops in Virginia, and especially those along James River.

Please inform me at your earliest convenience whether the arrangement I propose is compatible with your views, and oblige, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE.

General

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

Numbers 165.

July 28, 1862

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IX. Evans' and Drayton's brigades, of Major-General Pemberton's army, under command of the senior brigadier, will report to Major General J. Longstreet, to be encamped and kept together for the present as a distinct organization.

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XVI. The following troops are assigned to and will constitute the brigades of cavalry, under command of Major General J. E. B. Stuart:

First Brigade, Brigadier General Wade Hampton commanding; First North Carolina Cavalry (Colonel L. S. Baker), Cobb Legion Cavalry (Lieutenant Colonel P. M. B. Young), Jeff. Davis Legion (Lieutenant Colonel W. T. Martin), Hampton Legion Cavalry (Major Butler), Tenth Virginia Cavalry (Lieutenant Colonel Magruder).

Second Brigade, Brigadier General Fitzhugh Lee: First Virginia Cavalry (Colonel L. Tiernan Brien), Third Virginia Cavalry (Colonel Thomas F. Goode), Fourth Virginia Cavalry (Colonel W. C. Wickham), Fifth Virginia Cavalry (Colonel T. L. Rosser), Ninth Virginia Cavalry (Colonel W. H. F. Lee).

By command of General Lee:

[R. H. CHILTON.]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

July 29, 1862

Major General D. H. HILL,

Commanding Department of North Carolina:

GENERAL: Major-General Holmes was several times requested to send over to the regiment a squadron of the First North Carolina Cavalry, Colonel Baker commanding, which from some cause was detained

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