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now under Brigadier General D. K. Jones, the letter to be assigned to the command of the Georgia Brigade lately commanded by Brigadier General S. Jones.

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IV. Colonel J. L. Davis, Wise Legion, will proceed without delay to Garysburg, near Weldon, N. C., with the following companies of the Legion, to act as circumstances may require, under the direction of the commanding officer: Captains Z. S. Magruder's Caskie's, Rosser's Timberlake's, and Phelps'.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, Numbers 29.

Goldsborough, February 12, 1862.

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III. Colonel William J. Hoke, Thirty-eighth Regiment North Carolina troops, will proceed with his regiment to Weldon, N. C., and take such measures as the force at his command will permit for the defense of the bridge at that place.

He will consider himself still under the command of Colonel Leventhorpe, Thirty-fourth Regiment of North Carolina troops.

By order of Brigadier-General Gatlin:

R. H. RIDDICK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NORFOLK, February 13, 1862.

General S. COOPER,

I have ordered 1,000 men, Third Alabama, to Suffolk. This weakens front very much indeed. I must have more troops.

BENJ. HUGER,

Major-General.

RICHMOND, February 13, 1862.

General HUGER, Norfolk, Va.:

Colonel W. J. Clarke's North Carolina regiment is ordered to Garysburg, N. C., from Petersburg, subject to your orders for disposition of the regiment on the line of the Weldon and Portsmouth Railroad wherever deemed best. He has been so advised and ordered to report.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE CAPE FEAR,

Wilmington, N. C., February 13, 1862.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

GENERAL: In my letter of 24th September last* I gave you an estimate of the least amount of force I regarded requisite to hold this place-

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*See Series I, Vol. IV, p. 656.

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