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becomes my duty to see that they are protected in whatever rights pertain to them. First among them is undeniably the right of a trial for their alleged offenses. A number of others, it is proper to state, have been there in confinement for some time past under similar circumstances. I should be glad to know what disposition is to be made of them, or if there exists any grave public reason why their cases should not be investigated.*

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Z. B. VANCE.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS PICKETT'S DIVISION, Numbers 23.

November 11, 1862.

I. Major R. Taylor Scott, quartermaster, having reported for duty at these headquarters, is assigned to duty as division quartermaster and will relieve Major N. W. Crisler, quartermaste Kemper's brigade, acting division quartermaster, of the duties thereof.

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By order of Major-General Pickett:

RO. JOHNSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 48.

November 14, 1862.

Major John J. Garnett, C. S. Army, is announced as inspector of ordnance and artillery of this army corps. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Lieutenant-General Longstreet:

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

November 14, 1862.

Colonel W. T. MARTIN,

Commanding Jeff. Davis Legion:

COLONEL: I am directed to countermand the verbal orders that Major Stone, commanding, received from me but a few minutes since. Lieutenant-General Longstree directs that you report without delay with your command to Lieutenant-General Jackson, commanding Second Army Corps, at present in the Valley.

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

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 49.

November 16, 1862.

The troops of this command will be held in readiness for battle upon a moment's notice. Commanders will see that provisions, ammunition,

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* See French to Vance, November 16, 1862, VOL. XVIII, p. 778.

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