War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0527 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 76.

Richmond, April 3, 1862.

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II. Captain Robert R. Kyle's company heavy artillery will proceed without delay to Norfolk, Va., and report for duty to Major-General Huger.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. SECOND DIV., DEPT. OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

April 3, 1862.

Brigadier General J. A. EARLY,

Commanding Fourth Division:

GENERAL: I am instructed to say that it is the wish of the major-general commanding that your division should be transported to its destination, Richmond, as far as practicable by brigades; that is, one brigade at a time, following each other as rapidly as possible. Upon arriving at Richmond the brigade commanders will report to the Adjutant-General of the Army for orders.

I am, general, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

G. MOXLEY SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

April 3, 1862-8.30 p. m.

General EARLY,

Commanding Fourth Division:

GENERAL: I am instructed to say that the movement of troops of which your division is a part, directed this morning, has been stopped. You will consequently not move as directed.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. SECOND DIV., DEPT. OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

April 3, 1862.

Major General D. H. HILL,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: I am instructed to say that as soon as General Griffith's brigade is ready to be shipped to its destination, you will proceed to Richmond and report there. Upon the arrival of the Seventh Brigade at Richmond, the brigade commander will report to the Adjutant-General of the Army for orders. For your guidance in moving the Seventh Brigade, I would state that the three brigades of General Early's division are under orders to move, and will be transported in the same manner.

I am, general, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

G. MOXLEY SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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