War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0574 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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Second) will take position behind General Blanchard, who is directed to do the picketing from his own and General Armistead's brigade.

Very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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JUNE 17, 1862.

General H. A. WISE:

GENERAL: I send you copy of instructions from General Lee for your guidance. They are vague enough. The guarding of the obstructions is the great thing to be done. The watching of the roads can be done by cavalry, with small infantry supports. I cannot leave here or I would go down and see the wants of the position and try to have them supplies. No directions of course are needed. The dutythere is plain. It is simply to prevent the Yankees from Gaining the "Gate" to Richmond.

Yours, truly,

D. H. HILL,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS,

June 17, 1862.

General D. H. HILL,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: Please give such orders as may be necessary to put General Wise in position to support and hold Chaffin's Bluff battery if it should be attached. He may be in such position now. If so, all that will be necessary will be to give him the order to render the necessary support at the proper time.

I remain, very respectfully,

J. LONGSTREET,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

GENERAL: I send you the order from General Longstreet, my immediate superior. I suppose that the road can be picketed by cavalry and a small force of infantry. The attack, as I take it, will be made diretly on the batteries.

Yours, truly,

D. H. HILL,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

June 17, 1862.

Major General B. HUGER,

commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The Thirty-eighth and Forty-ninth Regiments Virginia Volunteers being now, by tranfer, and the Sixth Virginia, by assignment, attached to your division, I am directed to convey the desire of the major-general commanding that one of these regiments should be assigned to General Armistead's brigade (having now but three regiments), with the view of equalizing the different brigades.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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