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An amusing order from Colonel Barbour.

Headquarters Lane's brigade, March 14th, 1863.
Special Order No.----.
The colonel commanding has the pleasure to announce to the gallant officers and men of the Twenty-eight North Carolina troops, the success of their worthy colonel in an enterprise of the most hazardous character. After a campaign of less than two weeks, with all the disadvantages of bad roads and limited transportation, his expedition has proved a complete success. After a short and spirited contest, the heart of the fair one surrendered at discretion and the gallant colonel is certainly married. My informant, thoa neither a telegraphic correspondent nor “the reliable gentleman just from the seat of war,” is still entitled to full faith. In consideration of this great success, the colonel commanding, thinks it proper that to-morrow should be set aside as a day of fasting or thanksgiving — either course to be adopted in accordance with the amount of rations on hand.

By order,

will. M. Barbour, Colonel Commanding Brigade.

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