War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0660 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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batteries near the Telegraph road. The general thinks you had better not move your troops on the right until General Ransom gets in position. This duplicate is sent for fear of miscarriage.

Very respectfully, &c.,

G. M. SORREL,

[21.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

December 11, 1862-7.30 p. m.

Majro-General PICKETT,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: By direction of General Longstreet I have written to General Hood to move to the left when notified of the arrival of General Jackson from below and join to McLaws' right. When notified by General Hood of his intended movemnt, the general commanding wishes you to move to the Telegrph road near your position of this morning. Your division will thus constitute, for the present, the reserve. The attacck is expected from the left, and you will be ready to be thrown rapidly in that direction or to any point threatened. I beg to repeat that you will not move until notified by General Hood that he is about to move.

Very respectfully, &c.,

G. M. SORREL,

[21.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

December 11, 1862-7.30 p. m.

Major-General HOOD,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: Your note of this evening to commanding general is received. I am directed to say that General Jackson is excepted to-night from beolow, and on his arrival General Longstreet wishes you to move to the left and join on to General McLaws, making room in this way for General Jackson. General Pickett will not be on the line, his division constituting, for the presen, the reserve. He will not mow from his present position until notified by you of the arrival of General Jackson and your intended movement to the left. When notified to that effect he will take a position in reserve on the Telegraph raod.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

[21.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY COPRS,

December 11, 1862-6 a. m.

Colonel WALTON,

Commanding Battalion Washington Aritllery:

COLONEL: If you have not already done so, General Longstreet wishes you to have your batteries placed in position at once.

Your, respectfully,

G. M. SORREL,

[21.] Assistant Adjutant-General.