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ment. It is the desire of the President to assume this control according to the spirit of the convention without delay. I therefore feel it my duty to invite your attention to this matter, and to request that the military force now in the service of the State of Virginia be placed under the direction and made subjedct to the orders of the President of the Confederate States. Until this is done, that unity and harmony of action so essential to success can hardly be attained.

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

L. P. WALKER,

Secretary of War.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS COAST DEFENSES,

SOUTHERN DEPARTMENT. Numbers 13.

Wilmington, N. C., June 5, 1861.

1. In pursuance of the order* above given, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Southern Department of the Coast Defenses of the State.

2. All communications on business connected with the department will be addressed to this city.

C. C. TEW.

Colonel Second Infantry, North Carolina State Troops.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE. Numbers 65.

Richmond, Va., June 6, 1861.

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V. Colonel Gartrell's Seventh Regiment Georgia Volunteers will proceed to harper's Ferry, Va., and report for duty to Brigadier General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERSE.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. OF THE VIRGINIA FORCES Numbers 184.

Richmond, Va., June 6, 1861.

Captain Shumaker's company of artillery; the Twentieth Regiment Virginia Volunteers, under Lieutenant-Colonel Crenshaw; the Twenty-third Regiment Virginia Volunteers, and the battalion Virginia Volunteers under Colonel Fulkerson will proceed to Staunton as soon as the quartermaster's department can make the necessary arrangements for their transportation, and report to Major Harman.

By order of Major-General Lee:

R. S. GARNETT.

Adjutant-General.

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EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

Richmond, June 6, 1861.

Honorable L. P. WALKER,

Secretary of War:

DEAR SIR: Your letter to the Governor has just been received. + His Excellency desires me to say that a proclamation will be issued to-mor-

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*See Special Orders, Numbers 8, June 1, p. 125.

+See June 5, p. 134.

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