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only be successfully by working on a well-devised system, and it is my wihs that every officer of this branch of the service should know and do his duyt in strict conformity with the system adopted. I have endeavored to lay before you plan of working, and earnestly request, if you approve the plan, that you will give such instruction as will aid me in carrying it out.

Very respectfully,

WM. H. GIBBONS,

Major and Asst. Insp. General Fiel Transportation, in Charge.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 73.

Richmond, March 23, 1865.

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XXVIII. Paragraph XVII, Special Orders, Numbers 40, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, current series, is hereby revoked, and Major General Arnold Elzey, Provisional Army, C. S., in assigned to duty with General Joseph E. Johnston's army and will report accordingly.

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[By command of the Secretary of War:]

JOHN WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.]

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Richmond, March 28, 1865.

Major General ARNOLD ELZEY,

Augusta, Ga.:

Order relieving you from duty with Army of Tennessee has been revoked, and you will report to General J. E. Johnston for duty in his army.

By command of Secretary of War:

JOHN WITHERS,

Assistan Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 28, 1865-9. 30 a. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Near Smithfield, N. C.:

General Fry reports that 1,800 men will leave Augusta to-morrow. Major Ayer reports Anderson's division, 2,000 strong, will leave Rock Hill to-day by rail, and Fatherston's will march to Charlotte.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 23, 1865.

Major W. F. AYER,

Quartermaster, Chester:

Have you received General Johnston's order to turn over 400 wagons to Major Norman W. Smith? If not, do so, as General Johnston orders it.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.