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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 51, Part 2 (Supplements)
Page 576 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

if it can be made to burn. The general commanding wishes you in that event tokeep the troops near you advised of your design and at hand to move down to you if needed. If the contemplated firing should be found to interfere with the reconnaissance of the enemy's movements up the Chickahominy, it may be postponed, as the general commanding is desiorus that their reported movement should be fully discovered.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[11.]

JUNE 19, 1862.

General H. A. WISE:

GENERAL: General Lee agrees with me that the main body of yourforces ought to be at a point near enough to protect the batteries on the river, leaving the roads to be picketed by a small supporting force of infantry to the cavalry. The Yankees cavalry, whether by hundreds or thousands, can be beaten by a handful of infantry. General Rains has been sent down to add to the troubles of the gun-boats, and if time be allowed him, they may ascend, but not the river. Their directions will be perpendicular and not parallel to the noble James. I have no doubt that you will make a successful defense of your position. The troops on the central road are supposed to be in supporting distance should the enemy land in force.

With great respect,

D. H. HILL,

Major-General.

[11.]


SPECIAL ORDERS,
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 142.
Richmond, June 20, 1862.

* * * * *

X. Lieutenant Colonel James L. Corley is relieved from further duty in the Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, and will report for duty to General Robert E. Lee, commanding, &c.

* * * * *

By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

[11.]

GENERAL ORDERS,
HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, Numbers 28.
June 20, 1862.

Colonel J. B. Walton, of the Battalion Washington Artillery, having reported for duty with his command, is announced as chief of artillery. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Major-General Longstreet:

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[11.]

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, INSPECTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE, June 21, 1862.

I. Outlying detachments under the names of quartermaster's camps, or baggage camps, are prohibited. The only classes of camps that can


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