War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0909 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- CONFEDERATE.

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this point for their horses. The horses will be here to-night. Other artillery on the way ad will be pushed forward as fast as possible.

JAS. W. HINTON,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. KINSOTN MILITARY DISTRICT, Numbers 18.

Near Kinston, N. C., May 9, 1864.

I. Colonel G. N. Folk and Colonel J. N. Whitford, Sixty- seventh Regiment North Carolina Infantry, will immediately occupy with their commands, as far as practicable, the picket-line recently occupied by the Third North Carolina Cavalry, Colonel J. A. Baker, and will concert with each other the best plan for doing so. Patrols must be used for the purpose of connecting the more distant points, and will occasionally be sent down the roads by which the enemy might approach. The best scouts of the resepctive commandss will be used actively fort he purpose of gaining nformation. It may be presumed that the enemy will become more active in our fornt, and increased vigilance will be re\quired to foil him. Colonel Folk will report to these headuqarters the line determined on.

II. Colonel Whitfore will concet measures with the commanding officer at Washingotn, N. C., for conncting the left of his line of pickets with the right of the line of pickets detailed fromteh forces at Washington.

BY command of Brigadier-Gernal Walker:

JAMES LOWNDES,

Acting Acting Adjutant-General.

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Supplies available for GeneralLee's army May 10.

Rations of Rations of

flour, &c., meat.

Now at Lynchburg 600,000 750,000

Now at Gordonsville a300,000 120,000

Now at Hanover Junctin b 16,000 45,000

Total 916,000 915,000

a Meal.

b Hard bread.

Suppolies at Richmond May 9: 326,880 rations bread, 231,000 rations meat, 75,000 pounds sugar, 100,000 pounds rice; 13 days' bread and 9 days' meat for 25,000 men.

Stores destroyed at Beaver Dam Station May 9, 1864.

Rations of Rations of

bread. meat.

From Gordonsville 334,000 600,000

From Hanover Junction 90,000 135,000

From Richmond 80,000 180,000

Total 504,000 915,000