ond Brigade to Brigadier General R. E. Rodes, and will report in person for orders to Major General G. W. Smith, commanding Second Corps.
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By command of General Beauregard:
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
November 4, 1861.
In accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 18, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Va., October 22, 1861, Major General T. J. Jackson, Provisional Army Confederate States, will proceed to take command of the Valley District of the Department of Norther Virginia.
By command of General Johnston:
THOS. G. RHETT,
CAMP EVANS, November 4, 1861.
SECRETARY OF WAR:
The Potomac is higher than it has been since 1852. It is over the canal bank. The boating is probably over for the season.
WINCHESTER, VA., November 4, 1861.
General S. COOPER, Adjutant-General C. S. Army:
SIR: I have been here tow weeks, engaged in paying the militia under General Carson and also Colonel McDonald's regiment of cavalry, I consider it my duty as a disbursing officer of the Government to report the condition of things here. I find brigadier-generals in command of regiments instead of brigades, colonels in command of companies instead of regiments, and captains in command of squads instead of consolidating regiments and companies at once and disbanding the supernumerary offices, there freeing the Confederacy of all this unnecessary expense.
The Federals are busily engaged at Romney in shucking corn and thrashing grain. They have, it is reported, one hundred teams hauling off all the grain they can lay their hands on.
I have nearly completed my payment to August 31.
I remain, with great respect, your obedient servant.
F. C. HUTTER,
Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, Provisional Army C. S.
HEADQUARTERS FIRST CORPS, A. P.,
Near Centreville, Va., November 4, 1861.
I. Brigadier General Richard Taylor, Provisional Army Confederate States, having reported for duty with this army corps, is assigned to the command of the Eighth Brigade.
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By command of General G. T. Beauregard:
Assistant Adjutant-General. .