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DUNN'S HILL, July 19, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

GENERAL: General Martin is now commanding forces defending bridges on the Danville and South Side Railroads. His services are needed. Cannot he remain there? I recommend that Special Orders, No. 164, paragraph III, be revoked or suspended.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A., Richmond, Va., July 19, 1864.

General W. H. C. WHITING,

Wilmington, N. C.:

Governor Vance, by letter, remonstrates strongly against breaking up State salt-works, near Wilmington. In lieu he proposes to place adequate guard there to prevent all communications, to be under your command. Will not this effect your purpose and yet avoid conflict with the State or disturbance of useful industry?

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, VA., July 20, 1864.

General R. E. LEE,

Petersburg, Va.:

Major General M. L. Smith has this day been assigned as chief engineer to Army of Tennessee, with directions to report in person to the commander of that army without delay. Please reiterate the orders to General Smith.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

HEADQUARTERS, Near Petersburg, July 20, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

General M. L. Smith has been relieved from duty with this army and ordered to report to General Hood.

R. E. LEE.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

No. 169. July 20, 1864.

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IV. Major General M. L. Smith, having been assigned to duty as chief engineer of the Army of Tennessee, is, in accordance with instructions from the honorable Secretary of War, relieved from duty in this department and will report in person to the commander of that army without delay. The commanding general takes this occasion to express his