War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0402 MD., e. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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VIII. Lieutenant Colonel J. G. Taylor's Second Infantry Battalion of Mississippi Volunteers will immediately procee to Yorktown, Va., and report for duty to General Magruder, commanding. Captain Dudley's company (G), of this battalion, now attached to the Twenty-first Regiment Mississippi Volunteers, will at once be sent to Yorktown, Va., to report to Lieutenant-Colonel Taylor.

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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 562.

December 2, 1861.

I. The Fourteenth Regiment Georgia Volunteers is hereby attached to the garrison of Camp Pickens, and the colonel will report to Colonel G. B. Anderson, commanding that post.

II. The Twenty-eighth Regiment Georgia Volunteers, as soon as they have completed the duty upon which they are now engaged, will also report to Colonel Anderson for duty at Camp Pickens.

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By command of General Johnston:

THOS. G. RHETT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 252.

Richmond, December 3, 1861.

I. So much of paragraph X, Special Orders, Numbers 181, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, of October 16, as assigns Captain blackwell's company of Mississippi Volunteers to a battalion now commanded by Lieutenant Colonel J. G. Taylor; and so much of paragraph VIII, Special Orders, Numbers 250, Adjutant and Inpsector General's Office, of December 2, 1861, as assigns Captain Dudley's company of Mississippi Volunteers to the same battalion, is revoked, and the colonel of the Twenty-first Regiment of Mississippi Volunteers will designate some other one of the remaining nine companies attached to his regiment to proceed immediately to Yorktown, Va., and report to Lieutenant-Colonel Taylor as a portion of his Second Infantry Battalion of Mississippi Volunteers.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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RICHMOND, December 3, 1861.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Centerville, Va.:

The President directs the immediate assigned of the Mississippi regiments to brigades, as follows: To First Brigade, under General W. H. C. Whiting, the regiments under Cols. W. C. Falkner, W. H. Moore, William Barksdale, W. S. Feartherston, and T. M. Griffin. To Second Brigade, under General R. Griffith, the regiments under Cols. H. Hughes, Carnot Posey, C. H. Mott, and b. G. Humphreys.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector-General.

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