War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0611 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS,

August 23, 1862.

Colonel WALTON:

COLONEL: Our brigades are ordered to move at 4 o'clock in the morning. If you are ready by daylight it will do. As heretofore, follow in the rear of the column.

Very respectfully,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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NEAR HANOVER JUNCTION, August 25, 1862-7 p. m.

General G. W. SMITH,

Richmond, Va.:

GENERAL: General Hampton pushed his reconnaissance until he met the Yankee pickets at Massaponax. He fell in with the sheriff of the county, a true man, who reported that McClellan had landed at Aquia Creek with 30,000 men. There were 50,000 at Fredericksburg waiting to hear of Pope's fight, to help him if beaten, to push on to Richmond should he succeed. I send you corresponding information of an intelligent gentlemen.

Yours, truly,

D. H. HILL,

Major-General.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS RODES' BRIGADE, HILL'S DIVISION,

August 25, 1862.

Major A. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, D. H. Hill's Division:

MAJOR: An intelligent Marylander, who has just passed here, states that he has detained on the Potomac in sight of Aqia Creek on Wednesday and Thursday last, and that he witnessed the disembarkation about Thursday noon.

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

R. E. RODES,

Brigadier-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 199.

Richmond, August 26, 1862.

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XX. The Twenty-sixth Regiment North Carolina Volunteers, under Colonel Henry K. Burgwyn, is detached from Brigadier-General Ransom's brigade, and will report to Brigadier General S. G. French, at Petersburg, Va., for duty with the brigade formerly commanded by Brigadier General J. G. Martin; and General French will detach a regiment from this last-named brigade, which will report to General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General, in this city, for duty with General Ransom's brigade.

By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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