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SPECIAL ORDER,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 237.

Richmond, Va., October 6, 1863.

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XXI. Brigadier-General Iverson is relieved form duty with the army in the Department of Northern Virginia. He will repair to Atlanta, Ga., and report to Major-General Cobb.

XXII. Brigadier General W. m. Gardner is relieved from assignment in Special Orders, Numbers 223, Paragraph XXVI, and will proceed to Quincy, Fla., and assume command of Department of West Florida, lately held by Major-General Cobb.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Dublin, October 6, 1863.

Brigadier General JOHN ECHOLS,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to day, in reply to your letter of yesterday, that he desires Colonel Ferguson to co-operate with you, but to report direct to these headquarters.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. B. MYERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Dublin, October 6, 1863.

Brigadier General JOHN ECHOLS,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: The Sixtieth [Virginia] Regiment has been ordered back to the Narrows. So soon as you learn that it has arrived at that point, the major-general commanding directs that you can order the infantry battalion back to Lewisburg, and also recall the company of Dunn's battalion, now at the Narrows.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S.,

Richmond, Va., October 7, 1863.

Major General W. H. C. WHITING,

Commanding, Wilimington, N. C.:

GENERAL: I have received your letter inclosing a communication from General Clingman, suggesting the probability of a force being sent from Charleston to attack Wilmington, and have written to General Beauregard requesting that, as far as may be practicable, without disturbing his plans of defense, he hold Clingman's brigade so repeated that on a call from you it may be thrown rapidly to Wilmington, and that, in the event of your making the requisition, it may be sent to your re-enforcement without delay.

You are, therefore, authorized, on the receipt of certain intelli-