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HDQRS. DEPT. OF N. CAROLINA AND SOUTHERN VA.,

May 19, 1864. (Received 11 p. m.)

Brigadier General B. R. JOHNSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you make all the necessary preparations to have the lines advanced to-morrow morning at daylight, as ordered by him to-day. To this end he desires that you meet Generals Hoke and Hill and agree upon the necessary signal for the opening of the fire and for its cessation.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF N. C. AND S. VA., Numbers 4.

Hancock's House, May 19, 1864.

I. The following-named officers having reported to these headquarters, in pursuance to orders from the War Department, are hereby announced on the staff of the commanding general, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly: Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Roman, assistant adjutant and inspector general; Lieutenant Colonel J. R. Waddy, chief ordnance officer; Surg. R. L. Brodie, medical director.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.