War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0613 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS CHAFFIN'S BLUFF,

August 28, 1862.

Captain J. H. PEARCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Wise's Brigade:

CAPTAIN: I have to state, for the information of General Wise, that I have received a dispatch by telegrah that the Federal fleet has left its anchorage and is moving down James River.

I am, captain, very respectfully,

J. M. MAURY,

Captain, C. S. Army, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS CHAFFIN'S BLUFF,

August 29, 1862.

Captain J. H. PEARCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Wise's Brigade:

CAPTAIN: I send, for the information of General Wise, the following dispatch just received from the lower signal station: "Official. The Federal fleet off Harrion's Bar steamed down James River at 10 a. m., and the schooners with them. At 12 m. the fleet was out of sight of Berkeley."

I am, captain, very respectfully,

J. M. MAURY,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 203.

Richmond, August 30, 1862.

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XXVII. Colonel T. S. Rhett is assigned to the charge of all the artillery about Richmond, the field artillery of the exterior lines as well as the heavy artillery of the interior lines of defense. Lieutenant James Howard, C. S. artillery, with temporary rank of lieutenant-colonel, will report to Colonel Rhgett for duty in charge of the inner line. Lieutenant Colonel C. E. Lighfoot, of the Provisional artillery, will report to Colonel Rhett for duty in charge in charge of the field artillery of the outer lines.

By command of the Secretary of War:

ED. A. PALFREY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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BATTLE-FIELD, August 309, 1862.

Major-General LONGSTREET:

The commanding general directs that you economize greatly your ammunition of all kinds, but especially artillery, as it cannot be replaced immediately.

By order of General Lee:

R. H. CHILTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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