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thereby constituting a regiment to be known as the Twenty-fourth Regiment of Virginia Cavalry. Captains Barham and Smith will report with their companies to Lieutenant-Colonel Robins without delay.

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XVI. Brigadier General Gabriel J. Rains is assigned to the superintendency of all duties of torpedoes. All officers and agents employed on those duties will report to and receive their instructions from him; and all applications for service in this department will be made to him through the proper channels of correspondence.

XVII. The First Florida Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Hopkins, six companies, and the companies of Captains Mays, Steward, Clarke, and Powers, of the Second Florida Battalion - Brevard's - will constitute the Tenth Regiment Florida Volunteers.

XVIII. The Fourth Florida Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel McClellan, seven companies, the companies of Captains Robinson and Ochus, of the Second Florida Battalion, and Captain Cullens' unattached company Florida Volunteers, will constitute the Eleventh Regiment Florida Volunteers.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

June 9, 1864 - 9.30 p. m.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR,

Richmond, Va.:

SIR: The enemy has been quiet to-day - apparently engaged in strengthening his intrenchments. Skirmishing on the lines has been very light.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 141.

June 9, 1864.

I. Brigadier General B. D. Fry is temporarily assigned to the command of H. H. Walker's brigade, Heth's division, Hill's corps, and will report accordingly.

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By command of General R. E. Lee:

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

June 9, 1864.

Brigadier General W. N. PENDLETON,

Commanding Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that I yesterday made an informal inspection of the two batteries of the Stuart Horse Artillery,