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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 244.

Richmond, Va., August 7, 1861.

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VI. Capts. G. A. Wallace's and W. B. Dorman's companies, Virginia Volunteers, attached to Wise's Legion, will proceed without delay to join that command in Western Virginia.

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By order:

GEO. DEAS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[5.]

HEADQUARTERS,

Manassas, August 7, 1861.

General BEAUREGARD:

DEAR GENERAL: I have just read your note to Major Rhett in reference to the return of Colonel Evans' brigade to Loudoun. Colonel Preston, of your staff, in conversation this morning suggested that by sending a sufficient train to Loundoun we might at the same obtain large supplies for our troops and deprive the enemy of means of subsistence. Will not Colonel Evans' movement make such a measure easy, and may he not execute it so far as our present means of transportaion make it feasible?

Very truly,

J. E. JOHNSTON.

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RICHMOND, VA., August 8, 1861.

Major H. L. CLAY,

Lynchburg, Va.:

Send Colonel Carnot Posey's Sixteenth Mississippi Regiment to Manassas.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

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RICHMOND, VA., August 8, 1861.

Major H. L. CLAY,

Lynchburg:

Send the First Regiment, Polish Brigade, [to] this place.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

[5.]

HDQRS. SOUTHERN DEPARTMENT COAST DEFENSES,

Wilmington, August 8, 1861.

His Excellency Governor Henry T. CLARK,

Raleigh, N. C.:

GOVERNOR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 4th instant. I have placed muster-rolls in the hands of Colonels Radcliffe and Iverson with instructions to muster into the service the Coast Guard as soon as the requisite number can be obtained. As soon as I am certain that the required number have volunteered, I