War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0631 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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RICHMOND, September 30, 1862.

Colonel CRITCHER:

If you have not already done so, send a company of cavalry at once, with orders to scout thorougly the country, intervening between the head of York River and your present right, thus connecting your right with Colonel Shingler's left upon the lower Pamunkey. Make arrangements so that important information may be promptly sent to these headquarters via the nearest telegraph station. Let me hear from you.

G. W. SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 40.

October 3, 1862.

Captain Osmun Latrobe, assistant adjutant-general, is announced as assistant inspector-general of this command. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Major-General Longstreet:

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 41.

October 4, 1862.

I. Company commanders will be held to a strict accountability for all arms, equipments, and ammunition that may be issued to them. They will, by frequent inspections, ascertain that has been lost or destroyed, and charge upon the next muster or pay roll all arms, equipments, and ammunition to the individual who may lose or destroy the same. Soldiers must understand that their ammunition must only be used against the enemy.

II. Guard or other armed parties will not be permitted to discharge their pieces in the vicinity of camp.

III. Officers and soldiers will remain in the immediate vicinity of their troops. Written authority from the brigade commander must be had to leave the brigade camp, and like authority from the division commander will be required to pass the lines of this army corps.

By command of Major-General Longstret:

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING,

ARMY OF THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 43.

October 4, 1862.

Surg. Randolph Barksade, C. S. Army, is announced as medical inspector. He will at once proceed to a rigid and thorough inspection of the medical department of this command.

By command of Major-General Longstreet:

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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