War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0694 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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[WILMINGTON, N. C.,] June 26, 1864.

General BAKER, Kinston:

I am compelled to withdraw Jackson and a part of his command from his present position to come here. Try your best to look out for raids on the railroad. Notify Armistead that he had better re-enforce Kenansville.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

[WILMINGTON, N. C.,] June 26, 1864.

Colonel CHILDS,

Commanding Fayetteville Arsenal:

Let me know what is your available force of all kinds. Hold all except a small guard for the arsenal in readiness to come here by steamer with all possible dispatch. If necessary, detain either of the steamers at Fayetteville until you hear from me answering your reply to this.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

Numbers 151. June 27, 1867.

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VIII. Colonel William R. Terry, having been appointed to the temporary rank of brigadier-general, is assigned to the command of Kemper's brigade, Pickett's division, Longstreet's corps.

IX. Colonel William McRae, having been appointed to the temporary rank of brigadier-general, is assigned to the command of Kirkland's brigade, Heth's division, Hill's corps.

X. Brigadier General John Bratton is assigned to the command of Jenkins' brigade, Field's division, Longstreet's corps.

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By command of General R. E. Lee:

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CLOVER DEPOT, June 27, 1864.

(Via Dunn's Hill. Received 10.20.)

General S. COOPER, Adjutant and Inspector General:

Captain Farinholt, commanding at this point, repulsed General Kautz handsomely yesterday evening, killing and wounding at least 250.

Eight killed and 24 wounded.

JOHN WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HOWLETT'S BLUFF BATTERY, June 27, 1864.

Major General M. L. SMITH,

Chief Engineer, Hdqrs. Army of Northern Va., Petersburg, Va.:

Engineer troops were ordered away yesterday. Am now only working small detail from Major Smith's battalion. respectfully suggest