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XX. Captain J. C. McRae, assistant adjutant-general, will report to General G. T. Beauregard, commanding Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, for assignment to duty with Brigadier General Lawrence S. Baker, at Goldsborough, N. C.

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XXX. Major-General Ransom will proceed with the least practicable delay to Department of Western Virginia, and take command of all the cavalry in that department, reporting to Major-General Breckinridge.

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XXXII. Lieutenant General R. S. Ewell will relieve Major General Robert Ransom, jr., in the command of the Department of Richmond, and will report accordingly.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JNumbers WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF RICHMOND, June 13, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel B. F. ESHLEMAN,

Commanding Battalion Washington Artillery:

COLONEL: Haskell's battalion has been ordered to its command. Let your artillery be extended, if possible, to cover the space left by his battalion.

By command of Brigadier-General Lee:

R. O. CHESTNEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF RICHMOND,

Near Bottom's Bridge, June 13, 1864.

Brigadier General G. W. C. Lee will take command of the troops in this department east of the fortifications od the city of Richmond, and including those at and near Chaffin's Bluff and farm.

By command of Major-General Ransom:

T. O. CHESTNEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MR. DIBRELL'S,

Main street, between First and Foushee streets,

Richmond, Va., June 13, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, C. S. Army:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report above my direction should any orders be sent me. I inclose a communication* received this morning from General Lee, commanding Army of Northern Virginia.

Respectfully,

R. S. EWELL,

Lieutenant-General.

P. S. - My only aide is badly wounded, and I am without a staff officer. I would be glad if Major G. Campbell Brown, assistant adjutant-

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* Not found; but see Lee to Cooper, Vol. XXXVI, Part III, p.897.

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