War of the Rebellion: Serial 026 Page 0512 NORTH CAROLINA AND S. E. VIRGINIA. Chapter XXX.

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SUFFOLK, January 11, 1863.

Major General JOHN A. DIX, Fort Monroe:

A Union man, who gives information from the Blackwater, says that Pryor had 112,000 and that another general was with him. The impression is that he designed and attack here at night, when a portion was absent. Our line is, by survey, over 9 miles.

JOHN J. PECK,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Mo. 11.

New Berne, January 11, 1863.

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III. Generals Naglee, commanding Second Division, will take the necessary steps to have his command prepared to move. The division proceeded to Beaufort, N. C., by rail, and will there be embarked. The baggage and camp equipage of the command will be taken to beaufort by the troops. Twelve hours' notice will be given when the division is to start.

IV. General Wessells, commanding Fourth Division, will take the necessary steps to have his command prepared to move. The division will proceed to Beaufort, N. C., by rail, and will there be embarked. The baggage and camp equipage of the command will be taken to Beaufort by the troops. Twelve hours' notice will be given when the division is to start.

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By command of Major General J. G. Foster:

[SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 14.

New Berne, January 12, 1863.

The following-named officers* are announced as constituting the staff of the major-general commanding, and will be obeyed and represented accordingly:

Brigadier General Edward E. Potter, chief of the staff; Lieutenant Colonel Southard Hoffman, assistant adjutant-general; Captain James H. Strong, aide-de-camp and assistant adjutant and inspector general; Major J. L. Stackpole, judge-advocate; Major John F. Anderson, senior aid-de-camp; Major Edward N. Strong, aide-de-camp; Captain George E. Gouraud, aide-de-camp; Captain Louis Fitzgerald, aide-de-camp; Captain Daniel Messinger, provost-marshal; Lieutenant Colonel Herman Biggs, chief quartermaster; Captain J. C. Slaght, assistant quartermaster; Captain Henry Porter, assistant quartermaster; Captain William Holden, assistant quartermaster; Captain J. J. Bowen, assistant quartermaster; Lieutenant Colonel --- ---, chief commissary; Lieutenant Joseph A. Goldthwaite, acting commissary of subsistence; Surg. F. G. Snelling, medical director; Lieutenant F. U. Farquhar, United States Engineer Corps, chief engineer; Lieutenant M. F. Prouty, acting ordnance officer; Lieutenant J. Myers, United States Ordnance Corps, ordnance officer.

By command of Major General J. G. Foster:

[SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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* Amended in General Orders, Numbers 20, January 15, 1863, so as to include Captain D. L. Taylor as chief signal officer.

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