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Sir: I hereby certify that at election held for the office of Major of the Battalion or Regiment being raised by me for the service of the Confederate States, under authority of the War Department through letter of the Adjutant-General of the 6th of July, 1861, you have this day been duly elected Major of said Battalion or Regiment, and notice of your election has been sent to Major-General B. Huger, commanding Department of Norfolk, to whom you will report for duty.

I am very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,


headquarters Department Norfolk, May 6th, 1862.
Report to General Blanchard for duty with Wilson's Battalion.

By order of General Huger.

S. S. Anderson, Assistant Adjutant-General.

Special orders, no. 83.

Department of Norfolk, headquarters Third Brigade, Portsmouth, Va., May 6th, 1862.
I. Major Wm. F. Neimeyer, Wilson's Battalion, having reported for duty to Brigade Headquarters by order of Major General Huger, is assigned to the command of the troops at Forrest Entrenchment.

By command of Brigadier-General Blanchard, Commanding Third Brigade.

W. L. Riddick, Assistant Adjutant-General.

Special orders, no. 84.

Department of Norfolk, headquarters Third Brigade, Portsmouth, Va., May 7th, 1862.
II. Major Wm. F. Niemeyer, Wilson's Battalion, will proceed to Pig Point and superintend the election of company officers for Company ‘H,’ Ninth Virginia, Captain Neblett and Sussex Defenders, Wilson's Battalion, Captain Mason, to be held to-morrow, 8th instant, in accordance with provision of Conscript Act.

Major Niemeyer will furnish each officer then elected with a certificate


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