War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0306 MD., E. N. C., PA,. VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA.

Search Civil War Official Records

[CHAP. LXIII.

[Indorsement.]

SECRETARY OF WAR:

G. J. Rains, late lieutenant - colonelof U. S. Army, would be useful as an artillery officer in North Carolina, of which State he is a navite. he might be a brigadier - general, if another is found needful, and the coast might be divided into districts.

J. D[AVIS].

[4.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 159.

Richmond, September 21, 1861.

* * * * * * *

III. The designation of the Thirteenth Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Sulakowski, will hereafter be the Fourteenth Regiment Louisiana Volunteers, Confederate troops.

* * * * * * *

By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

[4.]

HDQRS. VIRGINIA FORCES, ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFIICE,

Richmond, Va., September 21, 1861.

Brigadier - General MAGRUDER,

Commanding Army of Peninsula, Williamsburg, Va.:

GENERAL: I am requested by the Governor to acquaint you that there are remnants of Indian tribes in the counties of King William and King and queen, which may possibly, by uniformed persons, be confounded with persons of color. These Indians are not to be held to labor, as would be the case in cartain contingencies with free negroes. But the Governor is of opinion that, if a call is made upon the chief [Wynne], he will cheerful furnish labores to aid in the common defense.

I am, &c.,

GEO. DEAS,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

[4.]

BUREAU OF ORDNANCE AND HYDROGRAPHY,

Richmond, Va., September 21, 1861.

Brigadier General JOHN B. MAGRUDER,

Commanding Forces, &c., Yorktown, Va.:

GENERAL: Your letter of the 19th instant to the Chief of the Bureau of Orders and Detail has been referred to this Bureau. We have no 11 - inch and 10 - inch Dalhgren guns. All the rifled guns that have been made at Richmond and Norfolk have been ordered by the Secretary of the Navy to be sent to New Orleans. The demands upon us for these guns have been and are still very pressing, and the Bureau regrets that it has no power to furnish them to any of the batteries on James and York River. New carriages for the 8 - inch columbiads at Yortown to replace those reported to be worthless are being made here as rapidly as possible, and will be forwarded to Yorktown as soon as they are finished. In consequence of the capture of Fort Hatteras, the