War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0530 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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[rather] than the regiments from Georgia, but I did not know it until the Governor applied to retain the arms in their passage through Raleigh. It was then too late to change.

R. E. LEE,

General.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

April 4, 1862-11.45 p. m.

General EARLY:

GENERAL: I am instructed to direct that the movement of your division, recently directed and yesterday stopped, take place with all practicable rapidity. In taking the cars brigade will be kept, as far as practicable, together, and brigade commanders will, on their arrival in Richmond, report to the Adjutant-General of the Army for orders. The general commanding directs that the artillery will march by the rod, and will move as soon as the batteries can get off.

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

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

April 4, 1862-11.15 p. m.

Major-General HILL:

GENERAL: I am instructed to direct that the movement of Griffith's brigade, recently directed and yesterday stopped, take place with all practicable rapidity. In taking the cars he will keep his brigade, as far as practicable, together, and on his arrival in Richmond will report to the Adjutant-General for orders. The brigade is to travel by the road, and will move as soon as it can be got ready. The general commanding directs that, as previously ordered, you proceed at once to Richmond, as [soon as] the Seventh Brigade is ready for shipment, and report there for orders. General Early is under similar orders to repeat his movement.

I am, general, &c.,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

April 5, 1862-8 a. m.

General D. H. HILL,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that the other brigade under your command by ordered to mvoe with that of General Griffith. I am instructed to express the desire of the commanding general that the promptest and most energetic action shall mark the quartermaster's department of your command in the shipment of your two brigades.

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

G. MOXLEY SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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