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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 286.

Richmond, December 6, 1862.

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XVIII. Captain George G. Garrison, assistnat adjutant-general, Provisional Army, will report to Major General G. W. Smith, commanding, &c., for duty with Major General S. G. French.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

[18.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTRS PICKETT'S DIVISION, Numbers 33.

December 6, 1862.

First Lieutenant S. G. Leitch, having been exchanged and having reported for duty at these headquarters, will relieve Lieutenant W. S. Symington, aide-de-camp, of the duties of ordnance officer of the division.

By order of Major-General Pickett:

RO. JOHNSTON,

[21.] Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 287.

Richmond, December 8, 1862.

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VI. The Tenth Battalion Georgia Volunteers, at Macon, Ga., will proceed at once to Fredericksburg, Va., and report to General R. E. Lee, commanding C. S. Army, &c., for duty with his army as heretofore ordered.

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VIII. Lieutenant Colonel C. E. Thorburn, of the Corps of Artillery, Provisional Army, will report to Major General G. W. Smith, commanding, &c., for duty with Brigadier General W. H. C. Whiting.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

[14, 18, and 21.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, VIRGINIA, December 8, 1862.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, C. S. A.:

SIR: By instructions of the Governor of Virginia I have the honor to transmit an extract of a letter dated 24th November last, addressed to him by Major General John B. Floyd, commanding the State troops, to which the Governor respectfully asks your attention.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient,

WM. H. RICHARDSON,

Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

Extract of a letter to Governor Letcher from Major General J. B. Floyd, commanding State troops, dated "Camp in Logan, November 24, 1862".

I have remained until this very late period in this remote part of the country for the purpose of rooting out, if possible, the Union element