HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA., 7TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 1.
Norfolk, Va., August 12, 1863
The provost-marshals of the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth will take possession of all houses owned by disloyal persons now within the rebel lines, and of all real property within said cities owned by disloyal persons, who take active part against the Government of the United States, or who violate the orders of the department; but no property shall be condemned until written evidence shall have been taken in the premises and be approved by the general commanding.
The fund created by the rental of the above property shall be appropriated exclusively toward the relief of the destitute families of officers and soldiers in the rebel army.
By command of Brigadier-General Naglee:
GEORGE H. JOHNSTON.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C., Numbers 4.
August 12, 1863
Major General John J. Peck is hereby assigned to the command of the District of North Carolina and of the troops therein, and will be respected and obeyed accordingly.
By command of Major-General Foster:
AUGUST 13, 1863.
(Received 9. 40 p. m.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
I will leave here at 12 m. and expect to be in the city and at the Department by 5 p. m. If this hour interferes with your arrangements, please leave word at what time I shall call.
GEO. G. MEADE,
August 13,  - 9 a. m.
Commanding Twelfth Corps:
I am instructed by the major-general commanding to inform you that he is called to Washington, and that he deems it advisable that you should be at these headquarters until he returns. He leaves at 12 m.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Major-General, Chief of Staff.