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[CHAP. LXIII.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 165.

Richmond, September 28, 1861.

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IV. Captain John Miller's company [B], Fifty - second Virginia Volunteers, is hereby detachment from the regiment, and is constituted a light battery. It will be reported accordinaly.

V. Brigadier General J. E. B. Stuard, Provisional Army, will report for duty to General J. E. Johnston, commanding the Army of the Potomac.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

[5.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 290.

Richmond, September 28, 1861.

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X. Captain W. E. Jones, Virginia Volunteers, is appointed colonel and assigned to the command of the First Virginia Cavalry, and will report accordingly.

Bu order of the Secretary of War:

GEO. DEAS,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

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RICHMOND, September 28, 1861.

Major H. L. CLAY,

Lynchburg, Va.:

The troops must be pushed on as rapidly as possible, and a portion of the supplies, if there be room; but the troops must be sent at any rate.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE KANAWHA,

Camp at Meadow Bluff, September 28, 1861.

Major General R. E. LEE:

GENERAL: I have learned only ths morning that the troops of the Wise Legion are scared of provisions. I had been informed that they had a sufficient supply of flour, meat, and small stores for several days, consequently no supplies have been sent them by my orders. I understand that the bridges have been carried off in two places between this camp and Sewell, which may delay the transportation of supplies until they can be repaired. The streams are still very high, but are rapidly subsiding. They shall be crossed and provisions sent forward as soon as this is possible. The bridge half a mile east of this point has also been washed off be the high water. I am having it replaced. As soon as this is done the wagons with provisons, which are waiting on the other side, shall be brought over and sent to you. As I stated to you in my note of yesterday, I sent reached their destination these troops ought to have supplies until tomorrow evening. By that time I shall make