HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA, Numbers 180.
Petersburg, Va., August 18, 1862.
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III. Brigadier General J. G. Martin is assigned, in accordance with instructions from the General Commanding the Army, to the District of North Carolina, extending form the right banks of the Roanoke to the South Carolina line.
Brigadier General J. J. Pettigrew will relieve General Martin of the charge of his brigade.
Brigadier General T. L. Clingman will assume command of the troops at Wilmington, N. C.
Brigadier-General Martin will render all the assistant in his power toward collecting and enrolling the men in the State subject to military duty, so that the ranks of the North Carolina regiments may be speedily recruited.
After this duty has been done the surplus should be collected at camps of instruction and organized and prepared for active service in the field.
By command of Major General D. H. Hill:
PETERSBURG, August 19, 1862.
General S. COOPER:
Tell General D. H. Hill that Clingman reports enemy landing at Swansborough from transports. Have been joined by cavalry and artillery.
S. G. FRENCH.