War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0560 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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so near Richmond, enabling you at a few minutes' notice to take part in any active operations that [should] ensue, that probably [it] would be as well for you to remain in the city [for the] present and [equip] and organize [your command].

Hoping that you may speedily succeed in getting your brigade into a satisfactory condition of efficiency, I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 114.

Richmond, May 19, 1862.

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XIII. The following companies of Colonel J. Thomas Goode's Fourth Regiment Virginia Artillery, viz, Capts. J. R. Bagby's, A. Jordan's, C. C. Otey's, now serving with Colonel Crump's regiment, Capts. L. A. Sale's, W. V. Jordan's, now stationed at Drewry's Bluff, will immediately report for duty with their regiment in this city. The captains of the said regiment are authorized to receive into their respective companies the men who were enlisted by Captain Gregory, of Halifax.

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By command of the secretary of war:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 115.

Richmond, May 20, 1862.

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IV. Captain S. H. White's company North carolina artillery is transferred to the infantry arm of the service, and will proceed at once to Petersburg, Va., and report to Major-General Huger, commanding, &c., for duty as a part of the Thirty-second Regiment North Carolina Volunteers.

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XXII. Captain W. W. Parker's company Virginia light artillery, with its battery, will without delay report for duty to General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding department of Northern Virginia.

By command of the Secretary of War;

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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MAY 20, 1862.

General T. J. JACKSON:

DEAR GENERAL: I inclose a dispatch from my aide, Captain brown, whom I sent to Gordonsville. General Branch is crossing the gap en route for this point. I have given no orders in the premises.

Respectfully,

R. S. EWELL.

[Indorsement.]

ABOUT SEVEN MILES SOUTH OF NEW MARKET,

May 20, 1862 - 4 p. m.

GENERAL: Let the troops come on. I wish they were at New Market.

Very respectfully, yours,

T. J. JACKSON.

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