War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0646 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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and transportation are at hand and in such quantities as may he wanted to mett their necessities. The commanding general relies upon the valor and patriotism of these well tried troops to sustain them in the struggle that they may agin be called upon to encounter. Officers, to cool and take care of your men. Soldiers, remain steady in your ranks, take good aim, adn obey the orders, of your officers. Observe these simple injunctions, and your general will be responsible for the issue.

By command of Lieutenant-General Longstreet:

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

November 16, 1862.

Brigadier General WADE HAMPTON,

Commanding Brigade of Cavalry:

GENERAL: General Stuart directs me to say that, from information received, he thinks the enemy are not in very strong force at Orleans, and he wishes you to take a sufficient number of your command for the purpose and go on a scout to that place, crossing the Rappahannock at once of the upper fords- for instance, by the way of Hinson's Mill. The general has seen a reliable man, who came from the vicinity of Orlean this morning, and he received this information from him.

Most respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

NORMAN R. FITZ HUGH,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

November 17, 1862.

Major-General McLAWS,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you march your command at daylight to-morrow morning for Raccoon Ford. You will receive further orders on the march.

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

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

November 17, 1862-11 p. m.

Brigadier-General RANSOM,

Commanding Division, near Madison Court-House:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you march your command at once by the most direct route through Orange Court-House to Hanover Junction, following in your march down the waters of the Anna. At Hanover, Junction you will receive further orders.

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

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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