War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0749 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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MEADOW STATION, July 7, 1864.

Major T. O. CHESTNEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The report brought in by citizens of the landing of the enemy at the White House is false. No enemy is in that vicinity-none higher up than Williamsburg. General Ewell desires you to communicate this to General Bragg. General Ewell is at Willis' Church, General Gary's headquarters.

W. T. ROBINS,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

DUNN'S HILL, Near Petersburg, July 8, 1864.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War:

I fear the Danville company will do nothing of itself to repairing road. Government had better take possession of it and operate it.

R. E. LEE.

RICHMOND, VA., July 8, 1864.

General R. E. LEE,

Petersburg, Va.:

General Lee telegraphs delay on account of non-arrival of arms. I this town I hear the expedition is spoken of on the street. Shall it proceed under change of circumstances and possibility of notice being given to the enemy? If not, stop it as you deem best.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 159.

Richmond, July 8, 1864.

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II. The Twenty-seventh Battalion Virginia Cavalry (nine companies), with the addition of Captain G. T. Lyle's company, which is hereby attached thereto, will constitute the Twenty-fifth Regiment Virginia Cavalry.

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XXVII. Captain John M. Tate, assistant quartermaster, is relieved from duty with the Eleventh Regiment North Carolina Volunteers, and will report to Major R. J. Echols, quartermaster, &c., at Charlotte, N. C., to relieve Captain A. Cammack, assistant quartermaster.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

SAML. W. MELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

July 8, 1864.

Colonel ESHLEMAN:

COLONEL: Under General Orders, Numbers 69, of June 4, 1863, headquarters Army of Northern Virginia, the Washington Artillery Battalion was assigned to the First Corps, as a portion of the artillery to serve with that organization. I am not aware of any order which has ever