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moving yesterday up the turnpike from Fairfax toward Centerville. The First Corps was at Haymarket last night, and this is unmistakably a column of infantry advancing up the pike in this direction. As my supplies are entirely out and it seems impossible to get them, am compelled to fall back to the Rappahannock to supply my men. My horses have fared tolerably wel except for shoeing. I will be on the Warrenton Springs road.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. E. B. STUART,

Major-General.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, Va., October 20, 1863.

His Excellency Z. B. VANCE,

Governor of North Carolina, Raleigh, N. C.:

SIR: Your letter of the 15th instant relating to your complaint against the officers supposed to have approved the recent mob violence at Raleigh has been received, and, as requested, copies have been forwarded to General Benning and Lieutenant-Colonel Shepherd.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 265.

October 27, 1863.

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V. Captain C. Grattan, artillery, Provisional Army, C. S., will relieve Captain J. E. Cooke as chief ordnance officer of the Cavalry Corps. Captain Cooke on being relieved will, by direction of the honorable Secretary of War, report to Major General J. E. B. Stuart, commanding, &c., for temporary duty in the adjutant-general's department of his command.

By command of General Lee:

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 256.

Richmond, October 28, 1863.

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XVI. Colonel T. S. Rhett, Provisional Army, C. S., is relieved from duty in command of the Richmond Defense, and will report to the chief of ordnance for special service.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

October 28, 1863.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR,

Richmond, Va.:

SIR: I have the honor to call your attention to the consequences of paragraph 27, Special Orders, Numbers 252, directing leaves of absence and