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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 11, Part 3 (Peninsular Campaign)
Page 671 Chapter XXIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC. - UNION.

V. Major-General McLaws' division will relieve Major-General Longstreet's command in its present duties, sending a brigade at once to relieve Brigadier General D. R. Jones at New Market.

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By command of General Lee:

[R. H. CHILTON.]

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

August 10, 1862

Major General D. H. HILL.

Commanding Department of North Carolina:

GENERAL: I am desired by General Lee to inform you that he wishes an artillery force organized under Colonel Brown, under the direction of General Pendleton, for service or your side of the river (James), and General Pendleton with the remainder of the reserve artillery to return immediately to this side of James River.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
[A. L. LONG.]

Colonel and Military Secretary.

SPECIAL ORDERS.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.


Numbers 178.
August 10, 1862

I. Major General G. W. Smith, having reported for duty, is assigned to the division composed of the brigades commanded by Brigadier-Generals Rodes, Garland, G. B. Anderson, Ripley, and Colonel Colquitt.

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By command of General Lee:

[R. H. CHILTON.]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

August 11, 1862

General S. COOPER.

Adjutant and Inspector General:

GENERAL: I am informed by General Longstreet that all the conscripts that have arrived from South Carolina have been assigned to General Kershaw's brigade, McLaws' division, and that they constitute nearly all that will arrive from the State. The other South Carolina brigades will consequently be without recruits. I had desired that they should have been divided between Kershaw's and Jenkins' brigades, to equalize them with the others from the State as far as possible. Please inform me if it can be so arranged without injury to the service.

I am very anxious that the vacancies among the regimental officers should be filled as soon as possible. Some of the regiments are now moving, and it is of great importance that they should have, if possible, their complement of officers, many being absent sick. Recruits are


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