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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

June 28, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

The local troops, as far as I can judge, can be withdrawn in whole or part from the field for a season. Heth can only remain until wanted here, and may be recalled at any time.

R. E. LEE,

General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 150. Richmond, June 28, 1864.

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XII. The following-named companies, now acting as prison guards in the town of Danville, Va., will immediately rejoin their respective regiments: Company C, Thirty-second Regiment North Carolina Volunteers; Company C, Fifty-third Regiment North Carolina Volunteers.

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XVIII. The lieutenant-general commanding the Department of Richmond will afford the necessary protection to Lieutenant-Colonel Blackford, and the detachment of the First Engineer Regiment, under his command, while engaged in removing the iron from the track of the York Rive Railroad.

By command of the Secretary of War:

SAML. W. MELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF N. C. AND SOUTH. VA.,

Numbers 33. June 28, 1864.

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IV. At his own request and on account of his health, Brigadier General J. G. Martin is relieved from duty with his brigade, and will proceed to Burkeville Junction and assume temporary command of the troops on duty along the Richmond and Danville and South Side Railroads. General Martin will report through Brigadier General H. A. Wise, commanding First Military District. General Martin will conform to the written instructions given him.

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By command of General Beauregard:

JNumbers M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Movements to be made on the 28th of June, 1864.

First. As soon as possible after 8 p. m. General Anderson will leave in rear of Gracie, Elliott and Wise-three brigades, about 4,100 effective.

Second. Then Gracie's brigade will at once move out by the left flank and report to General Hoke at Iron Bridge, on City Point road, to relieve General Martin's brigade, which shall go in reserve to Hoke's division.