War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0706 Chapter LXIII. MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W. & W. VA.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Richmond, Va., May 8, 1863.

General D. H. HILL, Goldsborough:

We can send you not definite information regarding General Jackson. He has not yet been brought here. Mrs. Jackson is with him. The Yanke cavalry have gone back by the route they came. Hooker's army has retired to the north side of the Rappahannock.

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 21.

Franklin, Va., May 8, 1863.

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II. Colonel D. D. Ferebee, commanding Fifty-ninth Regiment North Carolina Troops, will proceed with his regiment without delay to the Army of Northern Virginia and report to General Robert E. Lee for duty.

III. Captain William A. Grahan, commanding squadreon of Nineteenth Regiment North Carolina Troops (Second North Carolina Cavalry), will proceed with his command without delay and rejoin his regiment, Stuart's division, in the Army of Northern Virginia.

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By order of Major S. G. French:

GRAHAM DAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

May 9, 1863,

[Colonel CRITCHER:]

COLONEL: The signal officer reports two gun-boats on the river two miles bellow Port Royal. A light battery has been ordered down the river to oppose them. The commanding general desires that you will report to Geneal Early all information received by your pickets and for such orders as he may give.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. CHILTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

General is now at Lee's Hill, Longstreeet's headquarters during the last battle. He will leave word there where to be found on leaving.

R. H. C.

General EARLY:

Please read and forward.

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A Proclamation by the Governor of North Carolina.

Whereas, I have learned with great pain that there have been latterly numberous desertions from the ransk of our gallant army, and that there are many persons in the country who incite and encourage these desertions and harbor and conceal these misguided men at home, instead or encouraging them to return to duty:

Now, therefore I, Zebulon B. Vance, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do isue this my proclamation, commanding all such evil-