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Promotion. Colonel Archibald C. Godwin, a native of Nansemond county, Virginia, has been promoted to the rank of brigadier-general in the Confederate service, his commission to date from the 9th of August, 1864. General Godwin was a resident of California at the breaking out of the war, where, although a very young man, he occupied a high position as a practicing lawyer. Upon the passage of the Ordinance of Secession by his native State, he came hither, and was assigned by the Confederate Government to the command of the military prison at Salisbury, North Carolina. Subsequently, upon the establishment of a prison here for captured Yankees, he was transferred to its management, but was afterwards made provost-marshal of Richmond, which position he filled with zeal and efficiency for upwards of twelve months. Feeling anxious for a more active life in the field, he resigned the office of provost-marshal and accepted the colonelcy of a North Carolina regiment, organized from citiz