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ville, inclusive, will require 800 men. Now that the cavalry has been ordered away, it will take every man I have to fo the duty from Greenville south. Cannot General Ransom furnish a regiment to each of the points, Hamilton and Greenville? I will not relieve Martin's troops there till I hear from you.

S. M. BARTON,

Brigadier-General.

[Sub-Inclosure.]

KINSTON,

October 7, 1863.

General PICKETT:

If the Seventh Confederate Cavalry leaves this place there will not be more than 200 effective cavalry from the Roanoke to Wilmington.

J. G. MARTIN,

Brigadier-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

October 8, 1863.

Brigadier General S. M. BARTON,

Commanding, Kinston, N. C.:

Relieve General Martin as far as you can. Two hundred cavalry of Griffin's command have been ordered to relieve the Seventh Confederate Cavalry, which is that you speak of as being ordered away.

C. PICKETT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND,

October 8, 1863.

General GEORGE E. PICKETT,

Petersburg, Va.:

Revoke the order requiring the Seventh Confederate Cavalry to report to General Lee. Under existing circumstances it must be retained where it is in North Carolina.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

RICHMOND,

October 8, 1863.

General R. E. LEE,

Orange Court-House:

I have been compelled to suspend the movement of the cavalry regiment from NorthCarolina on account of present state of things there. Colonel Stafford has just been appointed brigadier-general, to report to you.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.