War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0575 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

June 17, 1862.

Brigadier-General BLANCHARD,

Commanding Brigade:

GENERAL: By direction of the major-general commanding, two brigades, Anderson's and Kemper's, will move down this morning to relieve General Ripley's command, and will take position behind you. The general directs that you relieve the pickets from your own and General Armistead's brigades, and contoinue that service until otherwise directed.

I am, general, very respectfully,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

June 17, 1862.

Brigadier-General RIPLEY,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: By direction of the major-general commanding, two brigades, Anderson's and Kemper's, will move down this morning to relieve your command. These brigades have been directed to take position behind General Blanchard, who will do the picketing from his own and General Armistead's brigades.

Very respectfully, &c.,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARTILLERY CORPS, Numbers 1.

Camp near Richmond, June 17, 1862.

The light artillery companies of Captains Rhett, Clark, and Peyton, now stationed at or near redoubts 2 and 3, are hereby constituted into a battalion, to be commanded by Major H. P. Jones. This battalion will for the present act in reserve with General D. H. Hill's division. Major Jones will issue the necessary orders requisite for embodying these batteries; he will also select the position for his encampment at a suitable place in rear of General Hill's headquarters, and remove his command tro the site selected some time this afternoon. Drilling at stated hours each day he will insist upon, and see that the batteries are rendered as efficient as possible, and supplies for men and horses should be gotten from the commissary and quartermaster of the artillery reserve. Besides reporting to General Hill, this battalion will continue to report to these headquarters as not permanently detached and still constituting a portion of the reserve corps.

By command of Brigadier-General Pendleton:

D. D. PENDLETON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

June 18, 1862.

Brigadier-General BLANCHARD,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Use your own judgment in firing the abatis. If the wind is strong and from the right direction, it ought to be fired