War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0559 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- CONFEDERATE.

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here, which I have done, awaiting General Johnston's orders. I have with me three batteries of my battalion and Chapman's (Dixie) battery attached. The batteries are composed: Squires', two 3-inch rifles, two 6-pounder; Eshleman's, two 6-pounder guns, two 12-pounder howitzers; Chapman, four 6-pounder guns.

Very respectfully,

J. B. WALTON,

Colonel of Artillery, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS,

May 15, 1862.

Major J. B. WLATON:

MAJOR: General Johnston directs that you encamp some three or four miles beyond the bridge and there await further orders.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. P. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 113.

Richmond, May 17, 1862.

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VI. Captain J. E. Martin's company, Fourth Regiment Tennessee Volunteers, is detached from said regiment and assigned to duty with the Second Battalion Mississippi Volunteers, and will report accordingly to General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding Department of Northern Virginia, in the Peninsula, Virginia.

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XIII. The following companies Virginia heavy artillery, viz, Capts. R. C. Jones', J. H. Campbell's, W. J. Dabney's, William N. Patterson's, H. M. Price's, E. F. Bowyer's, and J. D. Pierce's will constitute a battalion of heavy artillery, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel N. C. Harris, to serve either as artillery or infantry, as the exigencies of the service may require.

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XVI. Captain J. R. Bagby's company Virginia artillery is substituted for Captain Whittington's company, in Colonel Goode's regiment Virginia heavy artillery, and will accordingly report to Colonel J. T. Goode in this city.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WHITERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTHER VIRGINIA,

May 17, 1862.

General WISE:

GENERAL: Your communication of yesterday's date was received by me through your adjutant-general, and would have been replied to in the course of the day but for pressing engagements. The army is now