War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0963 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

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intended before hearing from you to have moved General Chambliss lower down near Pisgah Church, as there is nothing of consequence in upper Culpeper. If Averell is coming it will be necessary to keep this brigade here. General Chambliss has sent scouts toward Luray. The artillery has not reported as yet, but hope to see it to-day. Send a note just received from one of General Stuart's scouts. Please impress upon the general the necessity of sending me my other brigade as soon as it can be spared. Captain Bolling reports a brigade of Yankee cavalry opposite Morton's Ford.

Very respectfully,

WM. H. F. LEE,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 106. Richmond, May 6, 1864.

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XIII. Lieutenant Colonel J. R. Waddy is relieved from duty in Charleston, S. C., and will proceed without delay to Weldon, N. C., and report to General G. T. Beauregard, commanding, &c., for assignment.

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XXI. First Lieutenant W. Gordon McCabe, artillery, Provisional Army, C. S., will proceed at once to the headquarters Army of Northern Virginia and report to General R. E. Lee, commanding, for assignment to ordnance duty under Lieutenant Colonel B. G. Baldwin, chief ordnance officer, &c.

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XXV. The following-named officers of the Subsistence Department will report for duty to Major W. W. Morrison, commissary of subsistence, at Goldsborough, N. C., to collect subsistence stores in Eastern North Carolina: Major A. B. Garland, commissary of subsistence; Captain Henry Harney, assistant commissary of subsistence. Previous to reporting to Major Morrison, Major Garland will report to Major Tannahill, commissary of subsistence, at Petersburg, Va.

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XXVIII. Major James N. Edmondston, quartermaster, is relieved from duty with Daniel's brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, and will report to Major W. H. Gibbons, acting inspector-general transportation, for assignment.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WELDON, May 6, 1864. (Received 5.40.)

General S. COOPER:

Am I authorized to control to best advantage I may think proper all troops now in this department or arriving? The want of chief