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instructions to report also to General D. R. Jones, who has now taken command of the division recently commanded by General Toombs?

Yours, very truly,

W. N. PENDLETON,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.

P. S.- I am called upon for an immeditate report of our artillery force. Please let me have on respecting the batteries under your command as soon as you can.

Yours, truly,

W. N. P.,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 96.

Richmodn, April 26, 1862.

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IX. Captain F. M. Ironmonger's company Virginia Volunteers will without delay report for duty to Major-General Huger, commanding Department of Norfolk.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

R. H. CHILTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, Va., April 26, 1862.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding, &c.:

SIR: Brigadier General H. A. Wise is pressing the Department for a brigade, and the disposition of troops in the field having been assigned to you, I cannot act in the premises, but refer the matter for your action.

Very respectfully,

GEO. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Richmond, Va., April 26, 1862.

Colonel J. GORGAS,

Chief of Ordnance Bureau, Richmond, Va.:

COLONEL: By telegram of this date from Captain J. N. Maffitt, Wilmington, N. C., it is reported that there have arrived in that port 6,000 arms, 1,000 pounds of powder, knapsacks, &c. I desire you to send an officer there at once to attend to their receiption and distribution. Should the number by truly reported you will authorize him to turn over 2,400 arms to Major-General Holmes, commanding Department of North Carolina, and equipments in relative proportion should they accompany the arms. The remaining arms, say 3,600, I desire brought to this city for issue here as shall be hereafter determined. The distribution of the powder will be regulated by the necessities of the service, of which you are the best judge.*

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

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*See Lee to Holmes, April 26, VOL. IX, p. 464.

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