War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0555 Chapter XLIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- CONFEDERATE.

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be held ready, as far as they can be, armed and equipped for service in thefield as infantry and be instructed accordingly.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 110.

Richmond, May 13, 1862.

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XXXI. Captain J. McD. Carrington, commanding the Virginia battery light artillery, will proceed with his company to Gordonsville, Va., and report for duty to Major General R. S. Ewell, commanding, &c.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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RICHMOND, May 13, 1862.

Colonel WALTON,

Washington Artillery:

If you have a light battery that you think will be efficient on the banks of the river, I wish you to send it on the left bank either at Chaffin's Bluff or opposite the obstructions at Warwick Bar to retard the ascent of the enemy's gun-boats said to have arrived at City Point. The battery must select concealed positions, not near residences, and endeavor to cripple and destroy the wooden boats and drive from deck the men on the iron boats.

Very respectfully,

R. E. LEE.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. BATT. WASHINGTON ARTILLERY, Numbers 31.

Bivouac Blakey's Mill-Pond, May 13, 1862.

Captain Miller, Third Company, will proceed forthwith with his battery on the left bank of theriver either at Chaffin's Bluff or opposite the obstructions at Warwick Bar to retard the ascent of the enemy's gun-boats said to have arrived at City Point. He will select concealed positions, not near residences, and by his fire endeavor to cripple and destroy the wooden boats and drive from the decks the men upon the iron boats.

J. B. WALTON,

Colonel of Artillery, Commanding.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 111.

Richmond, May 14, 1862.

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VII. The Fifty-sixth Regiment Virginia Volunteers, under Colonel William D. Stuart, will immediately proceed to Drewry's Bluff, taking transportation at ROcketts.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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