War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0333 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

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of the depot at Washington until you can select a person to recommend for appointment to that position. The duty is at present performed by an irresponsible agent.

Very respectfully,

R. C. GATLIN,

Brigadier - General, Commanding.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 170.

Richmond, October 3, 1861.

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VI. The following companies of artillery will immediately proceed to Manassas, Va., and report for duty to General J. E. Johnston, commanding: Captain Cocke's, Captain Coleman's, Captain Brockenbrough's, Captain Dance's, Captain Kirkpatrick's, Captain Leakes's.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Sewell Mountain, October 3, 1861.

General JOHN B. FLOYD,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Will your order Colonel Reynolds' regiment to be prepared at daylight to march to the knob, east and north of my tent, with their day's provisions, to re - enforce Colonel Richardson.

Very respectfully,

R. E. LEE,

General, Commanding.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 171.

Richmond, October 4, 1861.

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IV. Captain G. V. Moody, Louisiana Volunteers, will remain in this city and complete the oganization of his battery as rapidly as possible, after which he will proceed with his battery to Manasass, Va., and report for duty to General J. E. Johnston, commanding.

V. Captain Cleveland's company Georgia Volunteers, Colonel W. D. Smith commanding. Captain Cleveland will proceed with his company to Fairfax, Va., and report to Colonel Smith, who will furnish the company with arms.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

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BROOKE'S STATION, October 4, 1861.

General S. COOPER:

General Whiting telegraphs that the enemy is landing in force at Occoquan. I shall march immediately to his assistnace with three regiments, leaving but two here for the defense of Aquia Creek.

R. H. HOLMES.

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