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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 5, Part 1 (West Virginia)
Page 851 Chapter XIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

your army. The laws of the Confederacy in relation to generals have provisions which are new and unsettled by decisions. Their position is special, and the attention of Congress was called to what night be regarded as a conflict of laws. Their action was confined to the fixing of dates for the generals of the C. S. Army.

Your friend,

JEFFERSON DAVIS.


SPECIAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPT'S OF FREDERICKSBURG,

No. 129.
September 13, 1861.

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II. The First Arkansas, Second Tennessee, and Twelfth North Carolina Volunteers will constitute a brigade, to the command of which Colonel J. G Walker, Provisional Army of the Confederate States, is assigned.

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IV. General Trimble's command, at Evansport, will consist of Walker's and Andrew's batteries; Swann's and Waller's troops of cavalry; Walker's brigade of infantry, and, in case of attack, the Forty-seventh Virginia Volunteers, now under command of Colonel Richardson, at Clifton Church, are hereby made subject to his orders. He will send daily a courier, by whom he will report all movements of the enemy within his knowledge and the progress of his works, &c., to these headquarters, to which, also, he will make tri-monthly reports of his command on the 10th, 20th,a nd last days of each month..

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By order of General T. H. Holmes:

D. H. MAURY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS VIRGINIA FORCES, ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, Richmond, Va., September 14, 1861.

General R. E. LEE,
Commanding, in advance of Valley Mountain, Virginia:

GENERAL: General Cooper having submitted to me your letter of the 10th instant, to make inquiries about your supplies, I have had an interview with the Commissary-General, who informs me that the supplies for the Army of the Northwest are going forward with all the dispatch possible. The commissaries of both Generals Floyd and Wise were here a few days since,a nd were satisfied with the arrangements which were made for supplying their commands.

Having reference to your remarks in regard to Colonel McDonald's movements, I am directed to inform you that instructions have been already sent to that officer to move in the direction indicated.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. DEAS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


Numbers 43.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE KANAWHA, Camp Sewell, Va., September 14, 1861.

General HENRY A. WISE:

SIR: It is essential that the turnpike west of this point should be watched and scouted to-night, in order that I may be reliably and.


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