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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 51, Part 2 (Supplements)
Page 647 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.


HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,
November 18, 1862-11 a. m.

Major General L. McLAWS,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: I am directed by the lieutenant-general commanding to communicate the following orders and information: You will march your command via Racoon Ford to Chancellorsville or to some position near that on the any River, reporting as soon as practicable to these headquarters the fact of your arrival there. Brigadier General Fitzhugh Lee's brigade of cavalry, marching via Ely's Ford and Chancellor's Ford for Fredericksburg, will put himself in communication with you to notify you of anything of importance. The division of Brigadier-General Ransom is under orders to march from Madison Court-House, via Orange Court-House, taking the most direct route and following the waters of the Anna to Hanover Junction, its point of destination. The enemy is reported to be at Fredericksburg, and these movements are, of course, made on this information.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[21.]


HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,
November 18, 1862-4.30 p. m.

Major General L. McLAWS,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: I am directed to notify you that Captain Lane's battery of long range guns has been ordered to follow in rear of your column, to perform such service as you may deem fit to assign it. Please give Captain Lane any instructions that may be necessary. The general commanding directs that you countine your march to Fredericksburg as rapidly as possible, communicating as often as necessary with Brigadier General Fitshugh Lee or the commanding officer of his brigade. This brigade is in advance and preceeds you in your march to Fredericksburg.

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

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[21.]


HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,
November 18, 1862-11.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General RANSOM,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: In addition to the orders sent you last night, I am directed by the lieutenant-general commanding to communicate to you the following directions and information: You will march your command via Orange Court-House by the most direct route to Hanover Junction, advising these headquarters of your route after leaving Orange Court-House. General McLaws' division marched this morning at daylight for Raccon Ford, whence he will direct his march for Chancellorsville, or to some position near that on the any River. He has been advised, of your orders and movements in case he should wish


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