War of the Rebellion: Serial 009 Page 0476 OPERATIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, Numbers 134.

Drewry's Bluff, July 5, 1862.

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II. Brigadier-General Martin will move two of the regiments near Kinston, and the Forty-fourth Regiment North Carolina troops without delay by rail to Petersburg. He will report his progress en route to these headquarters, so that orders may reach him on the arrival of the first regiment of his command at Petersburg.

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By command of Major-General Holmes:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from the report of the troops of the Department of North Carolina, commanded by Major General T. H. Holmes, for July 15, 1862.

Present for duty.

Troops Officers Men Effective

total

Daniel's 125 1,943 2,009

brigade

French's 77 1,344 1,429

brigade

Martin's 136 2,092 2,113

brigade

Ransom's 153 2,585 2,675

brigade

Walker's 199 3,028 3,165

brigade

District of 130 2,265 2,465

the Cape Fear

Drewry's Bluff 12 157 163

Near Kinston 51 1,015 1,098

Near 117 1,934 1,971

Petersburg

Near Weldon 12 127 129

Grand total 1,012 16,493 17,217

Artillery present.

Troops Aggregate Aggregate Pieces Horses

present present and

absent

Daniel's 2,454 3,488 -- --

brigade

French's 1,800 2,123 -- --

brigade

Martin's 2,528 3,413 -- --

brigade

Ransom's 3,109 4,708 -- --

brigade

Walker's 4,133 4,762 -- --

brigade

District of 3,049 3,379 87 --

the Cape

Fear

Drewry's 211 261 -- --

Bluff

Near Kinston 1,304 1,441 14 --

Near 2,450 2,986 40 196

Petersburg

Near Weldon 158 227 -- --

Grand total 21,196 26,826 141 196

SPECIAL ORDERS,

JULY 17, 1862.

Numbers 165.

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XVI. Major General D. H. Hill is assigned to the command of the division and district lately commanded by Major-General Holmes.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, N. C., August 7, 1862.

Major General D. H. HILL:

GENERAL: There are some matters in relation to which, before acting, I should like to be instructed.

From the condition of things on this side of New Berne, and more particularly of Washington, I think the enemy have no difficulty in getting information through our lines.