War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 1006 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

July 14, 1863.

I. The army will continue its march to-morrow. A. P. Hill's corps will start at 5 a. m., and camp on the waters of Mill Creek, west of Bunker Hill. Longstreet will follow at 6. 30 a. m., and encamp on the waters of Mill Creek, east of Bunker Hill. Ewell's corps will march at 8 a. m., and camp on the stream passing through Darkesville. The trains will follow their respective corps. The ordnance and supply trains will move at 3. 30 p. m., and camp on the branch of Mill Run, south of Bunker Hill. The following day the army will rest in camp, should circumstances permit.

II. An officer will be sent by each corps commander to Winchester, to collect men returning from hospitals, absentees, &c.

III. Headquarters of the army will be at Bunker Hill.

IV. The movement of Pickett's division will be regulated by Longstreet.

By order of General R. E. Lee:

R. H. CHILTON,

Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 166.

Richmond, July 14, 1863.

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XXVII. Lieutenant General D. H. Hill having been assigned to duty in Mississippi, Major General W. H. C. Whiting, senior officer, will assume command of the Department of North Carolina, * headquarters at Wilmington, N. C.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE, July 15, 1863.

Brigadier General R. H. CHILTON,

Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Army of Northern Virginia:

GENERAL: I have the honor to represent to the commanding general the fact that in consequence of casualties, detached service, sickness, &c., my command is reduced to less than 300 men.

I consider it injustice to myself and the service to remain longer in my present position. Three regiments of my brigade were left in North Carolina, and are now actively engaged there and upon the Peninsula. I volunteered to accompany the two regiments ordered to Virginia, but, since their reduction, I think my services would be of more avail elsewhere.

I therefore respectfully request authority to rejoin my brigade, or else that I be assigned to a command commensurate with my rank.

B. H. ROBERTSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding, &c.

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*The Departments of North Carolina (Major General D. H. Hill), of Richmond (Major General A. Elzey), and of Southern Virginia (Major General S. G. French), were constituted April 1, 1863; and on May 28 the Department of Southern Virginia was merged into that of North Carolina. See Series I, Vol. XVIII, pp. 953, 1077.

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