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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE FORCES, Numbers 238. Richmond, July 31, 1861.

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III. Captain M. S. Robertson's company, Maryland Volunteers, will proceed to Manassas as soon as transportation can be provided and report for duty with the Maryland Battalion.

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By order of the President:

GEO. DEAS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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BRISTOL, July 31, 1861.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant-General.

Your dispatch received. I leave for Staunton to-day. By my proper command I suppose you mean the first three regiments now at Staunton. Am I right? There are two regiments at Lynchburg and three here and one more expected here from West Tennessee. General Zollicoffer is here. You had better give instructions to the troops at Lynchburg and at this place.

S. R. ANDERSON,

Brigadier-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 1ST CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 188. Manassas, July 31, 1861.

I. Captain E. P. Alexander, Engineer Corps, C. S. Army, will remain chief of artillery and ordnance for this army corps, and will transfer to Colonel Pendleton all the duties assigned to him under Special Orders, Numbers 169, as chief or ordnance for the Army of the Potomac.

II. Lieutenant Barnwell, C. S. Army, will report to Colonel Pendleton.

By command of General Beauregard:

THOMAS JORDAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CHARLESTOWN, VA., July 31, 1861.

General JOHNSTON,

Near Manassas:

SIR: I would respectfully report to you that about 10,000 of General Banks' command are encamped near Knoxville, 2,000 above Harper's Ferry, on the Maryland side, 1,000 in Harper's Ferry, with two companies of cavalry on this side. Sixty came to Charlestown lat night. I send a prisoner, whom I took near the Ferry last night, who may give you informatin. The army of Banks is very much disorganized, and I think never will return to the soil of Virginia.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN HENDERSON,

Captain of Virginia Rangers.

Two companies of cavalry have just come to Charlestown.

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