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SPECIAL ORDERS,

STATE TROOPS OF NORTH CAROLINA,

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE. Numbers 8.

Raleigh, N. C. June 1, 1861.

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III. Colonel C. C. Tew, Second Infantry, State Troops, is hereby assigned to the command of the Southern Department Coast Defenses. He will proceed to Wilimington, N. C., and relieve Brigadier General T. H. Holmes colonel in the Confederae Army, who has been ordered to report for duty at Richmond, Va.

By order of the commander-in-chief:

R. H. RIDDICK.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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RALEIGH, June 1, 1861.

Colonel JAMES A. J. BRADFORD,

Chief Ordnance and Engineers, Raleigh, N. C.;

COLONEL: It has been desired to establish batteries at the following loaclities, viz; A battery of six heavy guns at Portsmouth, six 24-pounders at Ocracoke, six 24-pounders at New Inlet, and six heavy 24-pounders or 32-pounders at Roanoke Island, It is exceedingly important that these batteries should be erected immediately. I beg you would direct the engineers to commence their construction immediately, and give the necessary orders to the officers of the Ordnance Corps to procure the guns and have them transported and mounted, with a full supply of ammunition.

I am, colonel very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WALTER GWYNN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Northern Dept. of the Coast Defenses.

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RALEIGH, June 1, 1861.

General J. E. HOKE,

Adjutant-General:

In obedience to Orders, Numbers 2, from the Adjutant-General's Office, 27th of May, I hereby report to you that I have established my headquarters at New Berne, N. C.

WALTER GWYNN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Northern Dept. Of the Coast Defenses.

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CHARLESTON, June 2, 1861

General COOPER:

I have telegraphed President to know to whom I must order the troops to report at Richmond. General McGowan's bridge goes on Monday night. Will have go on and command them or not? One regiment (1,000) started last evening. Two start Monday evening. Where and when shall I start the other two? All armed well and drilled.

Telegraph me.

F. W. PICKENS.

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