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[CHAP. LXIII.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 173.

Richmond, October 7, 1861.

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VII. The command of Lieutenant - Colonel Ashby, consisting of two companies of Colonel McDonald's regiment, will be increased by two other companies of that regiment, so as to make four companies of cavalry. His command will be further increased by four companies of infantry of Colonel Monroe's regiment of Virginia militia from Hampshire. These two additional companies of cavalry and four companies of infantry will be sent to Colonel Ashby without delay. Lieutenant - Colonel Ashby is autorized to muster into service for local defense a sifficient number of men to serve the pieces of artillery now with his command, and thus form a company of artillery.

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X. Captain A. F. Rudler's company of Georgia Volunteers will proceed to Lynchburg, Va., and join Stovall's battalion of Georgia Volunteers.

XI. Captain Grisham, of Mississippi artillery, will proceed with his company and battery to Wilmington, N. C., and report for duty to Brigadier General J. R. Anderson, Provisional Army.

XII. Colonel R. Ransom, Ninth Regiment, North Carolina Volunteers

[cavalry], will proceed to Richmond, Va., with as little delay as possible.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 409.

October 7. 1861.

Fairfax and Sangester's Station and all the guards posted at those points will be under the control of Brigadier General Arnold Elzey, and the senior officers of such guards will report for orders when detailed for duty to those points.

By command of General Johnston:

THOS. G. RHETT,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

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RICHMOND, October 7, 1861.

J. G. MARTIN,

Adjutant - General, Raleigh:

The Governor of North Carolina was requested by telegraph 17th of September to order R. Ransom's regiment cavalry to this place. The regiment is wanted at Manassas. Please order it here for that purpose. Major J. W. Cameron, principal quartermaster in North Carolina, has been furnished with funds to pay the troops in North Carolina. No officer can be sent from here to pay.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S . A.,

Richmond, October 7. 1861.

Honorable ASA BIGGS, Williamston, N. C.:

SIR: The Secretary of War directs me to say, in jreply to your letter of the 1st instant, that the Government is using effort to defend