MINNESOTA, October 14, 1863-a. m.
Major General J. G. FOSTER, U. S. Army,
Commanding Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina:
GENERAL: The Fahkee came in last evening, and I will send her with the inclosed* to Captain Sands, instructing him to make the reconnaissance of Smith's Island, unless you have a good opportunity to send it. This service will be willingly rendered if you have no better means than ours, and are willing to rely on navy scouting. If you make a detail, I will instruct Captain Sands to afford desired facilities.
I have the honor to be, general, respectfully, yours,
S. PHILLIPS LEE,
Acting Rear-Admiral, &c.
HDQRS. NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH, Numbers 13.
Norfolk, Va., October 14, 1863.
The following order is hereby transmitted:
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, Numbers 17.
Fort Monroe, Va., October 10, 1863.
The proceedings of the Military Commission instituted for the trial of David M. Wright, of Norfolk, Va., by Special Orders, Nos. 195, 196, and 197, of 1863, from the headquarters of the Department of Virginia, having, in accordance with section 5 of the act of Congress approved July 17, 1863, been submitted to the President of the United States, and the sentence having been approved, and teh execution ordered by teh President at such time and place as the major-general commanding the department may appoint, it is therefore ordered that the sentence that the accused, David M. Wright, of Norfolk, be hung by teh neck until he be dead, be carried into execution on Friday next, the 16th day of October, at 10 o'clock in teh forenoon, at such place in or near Norfolk ad Brigadier General James Barnes, commanding United States forces at that place, may designate.
By command of Major-General Foster:
In accordance with the above order, the execution of Dr. Wright will take place at the Fair Grounds, near this city, at the time specified above. + The Twenty-first Connecticut Volunteers, One hundred and eighteenth New York Volunteers, and Regan's battery (without pieces), will be present, under the command of Colonel Dutton.
The provost-marshal is charged with the execution of this order.
By command of Brigadier General J. Barnes:
GEORGE H. JOHNSTON,
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 460.
Washington, October 14, 1863.
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9. Brigadier General Thomas A. Rowley, U. S. Volunteers, will repair without delay to Portland, Me., and relieved Major Charles J. Whiting, Second U. S. Cavalry, in command of the depot for drafted men at that place.
+See Order of October 22.