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according to the movements of the enemy. Pettigrew has been telegraphed to aid, if possible, and to communicate to Pickett (who is near Tappahannock), to attack them on the other side of the Mattapony.

Let me hear from you as often as you can.

ARNOLD ELZEY,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS, Numbers 134.

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL`S OFFICE, Richmond, Va., June 5, 1863.

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VI. Major General Arnold Elzey will adopt all requisite means to enroll and organize into companies and battalions all the men detailed or otherwise employed by the War Department in the city of Richmond, to be constituted under the act of Congress for local defense and special service, and also to render all aid and facilities in his power to the formation and organization into similar companies and battalions of such of the citizens and dwellers in Richmond as can be induced to constitute corps under the said law, and report results to this Department.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HANOVER JUNCTION, June 6, 1863.

Major-General ELZEY:

I was telegraphed by Colonel [J. L.] Corley that transportation would be furnished for the brigade at 7 a. m. ; one train is ready now. I communicated your telegram to General Pickett. He was here an hour ago, but I believe has gone to Richmond. Two of his brigades are expected this evening. He is ordered to Fredericksburg, unless there be something to keep him here.

J. J. PETTIGREW,

Brigadier-General.

HANOVER JUNCTION, June 6, 1863.

Major-General ELZEY, Richmond:

General Pickett is still here. He says the gunboats left Walkerton yesterday at 6 p. m. What became of them, he does not know.

J. J. PETTIGREW,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CAPE FEAR, Wilmington, June 6, 1863.

Major [GEORGE] JACKSON, Commanding Cavalry:

MAJOR: I wish you to take as many of your cavalry as will answer you for pickets, and proceed to Kenansville, or that vicinity,