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JACKSON, MISS., October 24, 1862.

General VILLEPIGUE, Camp Moore:

Proceed at once to Port Hudson, La., and leave orders at Camp Moore for the troops as they come up to follow up.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Little Rock, Ark., October 24, 1862.

Brigadier General P. O. HEBERT,

Commanding, &c., San Antonio, Tex.:

GENERAL: The order for the movement of the Texas regiments (Sibley's brigade) to Richmond, directed in my letter of the 18th instant, I am directed by Major-General Holmes to say is countermanded. Major Bryan has been advised to that effect. I inclose you a copy of a letter this day addressed to Brigadier-General Sibley by direction of General Holmes.

I am, general, very respectfully,

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,

Little Rock, Ark., October 24, 1862.

Brigadier General H. H. SIBLEY, Marshall, Tex.:

GENERAL: I am directed by Major-General Holmes to say that the instructions given you in my letter of the 20th instant to report to the Adjutant and Inspector-General at Richmond are countermanded, and you will remain at Marshall until further orders. The charges preferred against you and sent to Brigadier-General Hebert on the 6th instant were sent to General Holmes from Richmond, with instructions from the President that he would cause them to be investigated. At the time these charges were forwarded to General Hebert General Holmes was not aware that you were his senior; he had therefore directed Major G. M. Bryan, assistant adjutant-general of this department, to put himself in possession of those charges, investigate them and report the result of such investigation direct to these headquarters.

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

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 143.

Austin, Tex., October 24, 1862.

Brigadier General Thomas B. Howard will remove from the island of Galveston to the main-land all troops in the service of the State and all persons liable to military duty under the law approved December 25, 1861, until further orders,

By order of Gov. F. R. Lubbock.

J. Y. DASHIELL,

Adjutant and Inspector General.