War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0828 OPERATIONS IN N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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PETERSBURG,

November 7, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

Following dispatch just received from General Ransom:

WELDON, November 7, [1863].

The enemy, from 10 gunboats and transports, are landing at Winton, on their way to Weldon. If there are no demonstrations elsewhere, send out what forces you can spare. I have two regiments.

M. W. RANSOM,

Brigadier-General.

I have ordered Barton's brigade to get ready to move. Do you know of any demonstrations to prevent this re-enforcement being sent to Weldon? I shall go myself if report is verified.

GEO. E. PICKETT,

Major-General.

WILMINGTON,

November 7, 1863.

General CUSTIS LEE,

President's Staff, Goldsborough:

Following dispatch received from Weldon:

Last night between 11 and 12 m. received information of the enemy landing at Winton; forces, 10 boats and transports; destination supposed to be Weldon. Two cavalry regiments reported 20 miles below Winton.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S.,

Richmond, November 7, 1863.

Major General W. H. C. WHITING,

Commanding, Wilmington, N. C.:

GENERAL: Colonel Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, informs me that you can be supplied in a few days, from the tredegar Works, with some 10 and 20 pounder Parrott guns, and that as soonas rifling machine is put in working order some 30-pounder Parrotts can be furnished.

Very respectfully,

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 277.

November 8, 1863.

Major General Wade Hampton, having reported for duty, will assume command of the division of the Cavalry Corps assigned to him in Paragraph XIV, Special Orders, Numbers 226, current series, from these headquarters. He will report to Major General J. E. B. Stuart for further orders.

By command of General R. E. Lee:

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.