War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1302 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

September 29, 1864.

Admiral MITCHELL, or

COMMANDING OFFICER JAMES RIVER SQUADRON:

I request that the bridge at Chaffin's may be protected and defended by your boats.

R. E. LEE,

General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

September 29, 1864.

Major E. H. JANNEY,

Quartermaster, Dunlop's Station:

Lieutenant-General Hill is at General Lee's headquarters, and desires you to notify him by telegraph whenever trains are ready, and no troops at Dunlop's to use them.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

No. 58.

September 29, 1864.

For the information of the army, it is announced that the fourth clause of paragraph II, General Orders, Numbers 7, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, current series, only applies to that class liable to military duty will be received into any company, except on the certificate of an enrolling officer that he has volunteered to serve in that company, and in accordance with the existing orders of the War Department; but those who are not liable to military duty, under the act of Congress "to organize forces to serve during the war," approved 17th of February, 1864, may be accepted as volunteers in any company whose numbers do not reach the maximum allowed by law.

By command of General Lee:

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

September 29, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Richmond:

General Ewell reports the enemy have possession of Fort Harrison. Order out the locals and all the other troops to his assistance.

R. E. LEE.

PETERSBURG, September 29, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Richmond:

Can General Gardner take command of the locals? If he cannot go into the field whom can you place over them?

R. E. LEE.