War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0731 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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MARTINSBURG, June 30, 1863.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON, Richmond:

SIR: Inclosed you will find Molroy's order book-my first capture. The last order is June 13, the day of Ewell's attck. In it you will find many matters of interest. Orders to burn property, kill citizens, &c. It may be useful as future authority, or excume for future acts. If you do not desire to retain it, please deliver it to my friend, Thomas H. Wynne, esq., woh is curious is curious in such things. I will give him a note to you, requesting you to give it him when you are done with it. Captain McNeil, guerrilla, passed down the Valley road with 740 head of sheep, 160 head of cattle, 40 horses from Pennsylvania. "Private property is respected." General Lee day before yesterday was north of Carlisle.

The Yankees are scouting in Hagerstown and I shall have difficulty getting through.

Your obedient servant,

BRADLEY T. JOHNSTON.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Near Greenwood, Pa., June 30, 1863.

Major General J. B. HOOD,

Commanding Division:

The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you will send to-morrrow morning to New Guilford one of your brigades with a battery of artillery, to relieve two regiments of McLaws' division which will picket that point to-night.

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

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Near Greenwoood, Pa., June 30, 1863.

Major General L. McLAWS,

Commanding Division:

The lieutenant-general commanding diects that you will send two regiments to New Guilford to picket at that point until morning, when they will be relieved by a brigade from General Hood.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

Near Greenwood, Pa., June 30, 1863.

Major-General HOOD:

The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you have three days' rations cooked for your command to-morrow as early in the day as possible.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Similar letters to Major-General McLaws and Colonel J. B. Walton.)

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