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horses will cost too much. Military protection should be given to the working party referred to. The militia at Winchester may be detailed for the purpose.

A. C. MYERS,

Acting Quartermaster-General.

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RICHMOND, August 23, 1861.

Major H. L. CLAY,

Lynchburg, Va.:

Report by telegraph what Mississippi regiments are at Lynchburg and whether the two from Iuka or Corinth have arrived. It is under-stood that Colonel D. R. Russell's regiment, which is one of the regiments referred to, is at Lynchburg. It is wanted to know if any companies of the other regiment have arrived.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

[5.]

RICHMOND, August 23, 1861.

General JOHNSTON,

Manassas:

The President directs that you suspend action on the dispatch sent you yesterday relative to W. W. Gordon's Twenty-seventh Virginia Regiment until further advised.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

[5.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 132.

Richmond, August 23, 1861.

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XII. Brigadier-General Carson will give orders to the Hampshire militia, serving with his command near Winchester, to hold themselves in readiness to co-operate with Colonel Aungus McDonald, who is acting under special instructions in that section of the State. Colonel McDonald will make timely requisition for their services, and will make such disposition of them as his judgment shall dictate.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[5.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE KANAWHA,

Camp Gauley, near Carnifix Ferry, August 23, 1861.

Colonel G. C. WHARTON:

SIR: I am instructed by General Floyd to urge you to come on with all speed. He has needed you regiment for some time, but never so much as at present. He is here on the north side of Gauley with only his own people, and all help is very grudgingly rendered him. Do not wait to change your guns. You cannot have a more effective weapon than the musket, even with flint-locks. This is the opinion of General