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now use, if necessary, and, in my judgment, that time has arrived. Prompt and efficient measures are now demanded of Congress to save the country.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. G. HARMAN.

P. S.-I inclose a similar comminution to Messrs. Baldwin, Montague, and Russell, of the House of Representatives. I hope you will adopt energetic measures.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 16.

Richmond, January 20, 1865.

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VI. Captain W. L. Powell, assistant quartermaster, is assigned to duty as assistant to the chief quartermaster of General Lomax' cavalry division, Army of Northern Virginia.

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XXX. Paragraph XLI, Special Orders, Numbers 9, Adjutant nd Inspector General's Office, January 12, 1865, authorizing the impressments of supplies of subsistence by the Commissary-General C. S. Army is hereby revoked.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 19.

January 20, 1865.

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VII. Brigadier General W. L. Jackson, Provisional Army, C. S., is assigned to the command of the brigade lately commanded by Brigadier General H. B. Davidson, and will report accordingly.

VIII. Brigadier General R. L. T. Beale, Provisional Army, c. S., is assigned to the command of the brigade formerly commanded by General Chambliss, and will report accordingly.

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By command of General R. E. Lee:

C. S. VENABLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION, January 20, 1865.

Major R. P. DUNCAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General"

MAJOR: I have nothing unusual to report this morning. Two men deserted from Gracie's brigade last night, and one deserter form the enemy came over in front of that brigade. No casualties to report.

Respectfully, &c.,

HENRY A. WISE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.