War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0128 MD., E. N. C. PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE. Numbers 63.

Richmond, June 4, 1861.

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II. Colonel F. S. Bartow will proceed to Harper's Ferry, Va., with regiment of Georgia Volunteers, and report for duty to Brigadier General J. E. Johnston, commanding.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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RICHMOND, June 4, 1861.

Governor T. O. MOORE,

New Orleans, La.:

Please forward the Fifth and Sixth Regiments to Richmond as soon as possible.

L. P. WALKER.

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RICHMOND, June 4, 1861

General CHARLES CLARK,

Corinth, Miss.:

If the three regiments ordered by the President to proceed to Richmond have not eft, order them off without delay via Knoxville. You will also direct Colonel Seibels to proceed with his Alabama regiment to Richmond via Knoxville. Let the be provided with ammunition before leaving. These troops will probably be directed to stop at Dublin Depot. Prompt action is absolutely necessary. Reply by telegraph.

S. COOPER.

Adjutant and Inspector General.

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CHARLESTON, June 4, 1861.

Adjutant-General COOPER:

I have two more regiments in Columbia all ready. Let me order right on through Raleigh to Virginia. They have been in camp training for six weeks. Let me hear immediately. Two starting this morning. Order them paid.

F. W. PICKENS.

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WYTHEVILLE, June 4, 1861.

The PRESIDENT OF CONFEDERATE STATES:

I received this telegram from a reliable man:

The news is confirmed that thate are about 8,000 or 10,000 foot and 1,200 hrose of Lincoln's men marching rapidly for the Virginia and Tennessee road. We have no arms. From their position now, two or there days will take them to Dublin Depot. If you can send us arms, please do it. If not, come and lead us with such as we have. They are now in Fayette County, making forced marches.

M. W. McCOMAS.

I have no means of knowing the probabilities of the report, but have suspected for some time an invasion from the direction of Kanawha.