War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1125 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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WILMINGTON, January 22, 1865.

Colonel C. H. SIMONTON,

Battery Lee:

General Bragg authorities you to destroy the light-houses.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 18.

Richmond, Va., January 23, 1865.

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XXIV. The ten companies of North Carolina Reserves, commanded by Colonel A. A. Moss, will constitute a regiment, to be designates at the Sixth Regiment North Carolina Reserves.

XXV. The ten companies of North Carolina Reserves, commanded by Colonel Charles E. Shober, will constitute a regiment, to be designated as the Seventh Regiment North Carolina Reserves.

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By command of the Secretary of War.

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, January 23, 1865.

Major-General PICKETT:

Direct your batteries to co-operate with the contemplated movement of our gun-boats down the James River to-night to-morrow morning.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIELD'S DIVISION, January 23, 1865.

[General LONGSTREET:]

GENERAL: With reference to the letter of General Cooper in relation to Anderson's brigade, I have the honor to state the following; On Wednesday of last week the same rumors reached me, and on Thursday I called General Anderson's attention to it, and directed an investigation, which was had that day, and resulted in eliciting thing going to show that the matter had ever been heard of even. To-day I have just concluded another inquiry into it, and with the same satisfactory result. One man of the brigade stated that he had heard that a number of men had signed a paper to leave when they were paid off; that was all. I cannot realize that any combination of the character the many relabel officers of the brigade, and they all express undiminished confidence nad faith in their men, nad pronounce the report made to the War Department a slander. Thee has been in this brigade some complaint nd grumbling at not being paid for many months. This want of money produces some privations nad inconvenience, and gives the soldier his great luxury-the means of grumbling.