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batteries to recruit, and furnished with money to pay the men their bounty.

The entire command is deficient in transportation. About one-half of what is on hand has been furnished by the State, for which the Confederate States have refused to refund the State or give or per diem.

I will make requisitions on the depot quartermaster at Goldsborough for the amount of transportation required, and hope will order it to be furnished. As the Tar River district has only been attacked to my command temporarily (as I understand it), I will say nothing of that section, or the troops there, in this letter.

I thus explain my position as far as I can at present, so that you may clearly understand it, and, in case of the enemy's advance, that you may have a sufficient force which to meet him.

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

J. G. MARTIN,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, Goldsborough, June 19, 1862.

This report is respectfully referred to the Adjutant and Inspector General, with the remark that General Martin's force has since been reduced by ordering three of his infantry regiments to Petersburg.

TH. H. HOLMES,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, Numbers 134.

Goldsborough, June 10, 1862.

I. Brigadier General I. G. Martin will assume command of the troops on Tar River, and direct the operations in that vicinity.

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By command of Major-General Holmes:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, Numbers 30.

Petersburg, June 21, 1862.

The following order is published for the information of the troops:

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 140.

June 21, 1862.

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VII. The department of Major General Theo. H. Holmes, is hereby extended to the south bank of the James River, including Drewry's Bluff. He will establish his headquarters at Petersburg, or at such other point as he may deem more convenient.*

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By command of General Lee:

A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

By command of Major-General Holmes:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*Correspondence relating to operations on the James River will appear in Series I, Vol. XI.

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