War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0636 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W. & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF NORTHEASTERN VIRGINIA,

October 16, 1862.

Major General L. McLAWS,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires you to send a party to the railroad to relieve that of Brigadier-General Walker at present engaged in destroying the road. The work of destruction should be continued to the point that General Jackson's party has destroyed.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

October 16, 1862.

Brigadier General J. B. HOOD,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to direct that you move the two brigades of your division (Anderson's and Benning's) which have shown indications of the existence of small-pox to Cedar Creek, and put them on good, healthy camps on that stream and on its branches. The best point will be on the back road toward Staunton, and well off from the road. It is, of course, expected that every sanitary precaution that a good selection of camp, and thorough policing insures will be taken by the commanding officers. The general commanding desires also that the Seventh Georgia Volunteers, recently sent back, shoul be moved in the direction above indicated, but not too near the two brigades.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

October 16, 1862-11 p. m.

Captain ESHLEMAN,

Commanding Battalion Washington Artillery:

CAPTAIN: The major-general commanding directs that you have your command ready to move to-morrow at daylight. Wagons will be loaded ready to move at that hour. Three days' rations of bread will be cooked, if you have that quantity on hand. Your men had better begin cooking early; certainly not latter than 3 o'clock.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 244.

Richmond, October 18, 1862.

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XXV. The two companies of the Twentieth Virginia Volunteers serving in the brigade of Brigadier General H. A. Wise and Major W. B. Tabb's