War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0590 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 149.

July 12, 1862.

I. Colonel G. W. Lay, at his own request, is relieved from the discharge of his duties of inspector-general of the Army of Northern Virginia, and will report to the Adjutant and Inspector General at Richmond, Va., for service.

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By command of General Lee:

A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[11.]

GORDONSVILLE, July 12, 1862.

Honorable G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War, Richmond, Va.:

The following dispatch received at 1.30 p. m.:

RAPIDAN, July 12, 1862.

Federal army in large force ossupied Culpeper to-day at 11 o'clock.

D. P. STALLARD,

Railroad Agent.

CORNELIUS BOYLE,

Major, Commanding Post.

[12.]

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

July 13, 1862.

Brigadier General J. R. ANDERSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: I am directed by Major-General Longstreet to notify you that, as the senior brigadier-general, you will be in command of the division of Major General A. P. Hill during that officer's arrest.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, &c.,

G. M. SORRELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[11.]

DREWRY'S BLUFF, July 13, 1862.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond, Va.:

The following dispatches have just been received: "The fleet consists of three monitors, eight gun-boats, five transports, lying off upper and lower Brandon. They are landing troops at sandy Point in small boats, but do not know the number." Signed, Sergeant Spencer. "The fleet of gun-boats and transports are coming up the river and now shelling Fort Powhatan." Signed, Sergeant E.

S. S. LEE,

Captain, Commanding.

[11.]

HEADQUARTERS SECOND BRIGADE, LIGHT DIVISION,

July 13, 1862.

Major General A. P. HILL:

MY DEAR SIR: In reply to your note just received I have to state that on monday evening, 30th of June, you gave me or sent me the order