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and during the active campaign all men temporarily dismounted could be assigned to it. A brigade of several thousand men might be formed, I think, and I am very anxious to try the proposed experiment. This would be done after exchanging all the men possible with the infantry.

I am, very respectfully, yours,

WADE HAMPTON,

Major-General.

RICHMOND, VA., November 2, 1864.

Lieutenant General T. H. HOLMES,

Raleigh, N. C.:

Had you not better confer with General Bragg as to assignment of reserves? If you and he can harmonize your opinions, the present division of power has some advantages in administration.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARTILLERY CORPS, ARMY OF NORTHERN

VIRGINIA,

Numbers 45.

November 3, 1864.

To artillery battalion of Major Gibbes, temporarily commanded by Major Owen, being posted on the line now under charge of Lieutenant-General Anderson, will until further orders be regarded as detached from its permanent connection with the First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, and for the time attached to General Anderson's corps. Major Owen will accordingly report to Colonel H. P. Jones, chief of artillery Anderson's corps.

By command of General Pendleton:

D. D. PENDLETON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

Numbers 265.

November 3, 1864.

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XIV. Brigadier General D. A. Weisiger, Provisional Army, C. S., is assigned to the command of Mahone's (old) brigade, Mahone's division, Third Army Corps, and will report accordingly.

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By command of General R. E. Lee:

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 263.

Richmond, November 4, 1864.

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XVIII. The following-named assistant adjutants-general are assigned to duty as below under the provisions of paragraph VI, General Orders, Nol. 44, and will report immediately:

Army of Northern Virginia (General R. E. Lee)-Lieutenant Cols. W. H. Taylor, Charles Marshall, Charles S. Venable, E. Murray; Majs. H. E. Peyton, H. E. Young, G. B. Cooke.