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laden with powder, rifles, and rifle cannon. The enemy are shelling her. We have sunk her to wet the powder and prevent an explosion. Have sent down steamers to aid and push to save some of the cargo. She is three-quarters of a mile from shore, which prevents us keeping the enemy's vessels far anough off to prevent their shelling her. Will save all we can.

Yours, very respectfully,

S. G. FRENCH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 149.

Richmond, June 28, 1862.

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VI. Captain Hugh R. Garden's company South Carolina light artillery will report to General E. Lee, commanding, &c., for duty with General Wade Hampton's brigade.

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XIV. Captain J. C. Killinger's company will be detached from Colonel McMahon's regiment Virginia Volunteers, and is assigned to duty with major Wharton's battalion Virginia Volunteers. Captain A. J. Porterfield's company Virginia Volunteers is assigned to duty as part of Colonel McMahon's regiment Virginia Volunteers.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS,

June 28, 1862 - 8 a. m.

Colonel J. B. WALTON,

Commanding washington Artillery:

COLONEL: Please move two of your batteries by the Mechanicsville bridge and road and report to me on this road.

Very respectfully,

J. LONGSTREET,

Major-General, Commanding.

P. S.- I sent you a message to put your command on the New Bridge road. You had bette keep it on the Mechanicsville road, near the bridge, and on the Richmond side of the Chickahominy.

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LONGSTREET'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 29, 862.

Colonel J. B. WALTON,

Commanding Washington Artillery:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you park your artillery where it is now, and be ready to move early in the morning.

Very respectfully,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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