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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

September 14, 1862-10.15 p. m.

Colonel MUNFORD, Rohrersville:

COLONEL: Hold your position at Rohrersville, of possible, and if you can discover or hear of a practicable road below Crampton's Gap by which McLaws, at Weverton at present, can pass over the mountains to Sharpsburg, send him a messenger to guide him over immediately.

By order of General Lee:

R. H. CHILTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 193.

September 14, 1862.

I. Brigadier-General Hood's arrest is temporarily suspended, and he will resume his command, Whiting's division.

II. Lieutenant Garland, aide-de-camp to the lamented General Garland, will proceed with his remain to his home in Lynchburg, Va., and arrange with the brigade quartermaster for transportation to Rapidan, and thence by railroad to Lynchburg.

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By order of General R. E. Lee:

A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

Hagerstown, Md. September 15, 1862.

Major General GUSTAVUS W. SMITH,

Commanding, &c., Richmond, Va.:

GENERAL: Your letter of the 4th instant* has just been received. I am glad to learn that you have organized a force for the Rappahannock, which I hope will be sufficient for present purposes; but I beg you will spare no effort to increase it, and, if it acquires sufficient strength, that you will advance it beyond the Rappahannock, to cover that country from the raids of the enemy's cavalry as far as possible. The wounded at Warrenton must be brought back to a place of greater security when-ever opportunity affords, and as soon as they can bear the transportation. They were only sent there temporarily.

I am glad you have given directions for the gathering up and forwarding to their regiments of the stragglers through the country, and hope you will speedily obtain enough labor to complete the works around Richmond.

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

R. E. LEE,

General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Centreville, [Keedysville,] Md., September 15, 1862.

General MCLAWS,

Commanding Division, &c.:

GENERAL: General Lee desires me to say that he sent several dispatches to you last night; he is in doubt that they have been received.

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