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SPECIAL ORDERS.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA

Numbers 181.

August 13, 1862

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VI. Major-General Longstreet, with his command, consisting of Kemper's, Jenkins, Pickett's, Wilcox's, Pryor's, Featherston's, D. R. Jones', Toombs', Drayton's, and Evans' brigades, will proceed without delay by cars of Virginia Central Railroad to Gordonsville making his requisitions upon the staff departments for transportation and all supplies required for efficient service of his troops in the field.

VII. Brigadier-General Hood, with his command, consisting of Whiting's and Hood's brigades, will proceed by Fredericksburg Railroad to Hanover Junction, and there, selecting an eligible camp, hold his command in readiness for field service.

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By command of General Lee:

A. P. MASON.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

Numbers 182.

August 14, 1862

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II. The First Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, Lieutenant-Colonel [T. J.] Glover, and the Twenty-second Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, Colonel [S. D.] Goodlett, will proceed by railroad to Gordonsville and report to Major-General Longstreet.

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V. The Fifty-seventh North Carolina Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, will proceed to Drewry's Bluff and report to Brigadier-General Martin for assignment to a brigade by General D. H. Hill.

VI. The Forty-second North Carolina Regiment, Colonel George C. Gibbs commanding, will proceed to Drewry's Bluff and report to Brigadier-General Martin for assignment to a brigade by General D. H. Hill.

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VIII. The company of cavalry at present guarding prisoners at Belle Isle are hereby relieved, and will report for duty to Major General D. H. Hill., commanding Department of North Carolina, at Petersburg, Va.

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By command of General Lee:

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Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NEAR RICHMOND, VA..

August 14, 1862. (Received August 16, 1862.)

Honorable GEORGE W. RANDOLPH.

Secretary of War:

GENERAL: Your letter of this date is received.* From every indication it appears that McClellan's forces on James River are being withdrawn and sent to re-enforce Pope. Under these circumstances I

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