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at <alvern Hill. Your artillery should be freely used, and your cavalry constantly employed in watching your flanks. If the enemy should attack you, as he has done, the major-general commanding wishes you to seize the opportunity and make a dash at his rear.

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

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 168.

Richmond, July 21, 1862.

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VII. Captain J. Norris Montgomery's company light artillery, Maryland Line, now encamped near this city, is assigned to temporary duty under the orders of Brigadier General J. H. winder, commanding Department of Henrico.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS LONGSTREET'S DIVISION,

Near Richmond, July 21, 1862.

Colonel M. JENKINS,

Commanding Palmetto Sharpshooters:

COLONEL: I am directed by Major-General Longstreet to convey to ou the information that the Secretary of War has signified his consent to your retaining the regimental standard of the Sixteenth Michigan Regiment for presentation to the Governor of your State. I am permitted on this occasion to congratulate you and the State whose honor and reputation you have so well maintained on the possession of these handsome colors, won as they were on the evening of the memorable 27th of June by the conspicuous courage and devotion ever exhibited by your gallant command. The regiment which bears emblazoned on its banner "Williamsburg" and "Seven Pines," and will have indelibly stamped thereon the record of the bloody actions of the 27th and 30th ultimo, cannot gain new luster fromany lenghty enumeration of its brilliant achievements. These names alone justly entitle it to the confidence and pride of the country and of that Palmetto State whose name it has proudlyand irreproachably borne.

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

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

July 22, 1862.

Brigadier General J. R. ANDERSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you send down your strongest brigade this morning to occupy the heights near New Market between the Darbytown and River roads, and near the latter. The commanding officer should be instructed to post it under