War of the Rebellion: Serial 014 Page 0585 Chapter XXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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reports and communications through him. Divisions and brigades are not numbered, but designated by names of commanders.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

2R. H. CHILTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA., June 10, 1862.

Colonel G. W. LEE,

Commanding, Petersburg, Va.:

Your command, as well as the regiments of General Lawton's brigade, as they arrive at Petersburg, will be sent to General Jackson's army, at Port Republic, via Lynchburg and Mechum's River Station.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

RICHMOND, VA., June 10, 1862.

Brigadier-General RANSOM,

Petersburg, Va.:

The brigade under General Lawton is destined for General Jackson's army, near Port Republic. As the several regiments arrive at Petersburg cause them to be sent by railroad via Lynchburg to Mechum's River Depot.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

RICHMOND, VA., June 10, 1862.

Colonel HUGH R. MILLER,

Oxford, Miss.:

Proceed with your regiment of Mississippi Volunteers by railroad to this city, and report to this office. Apply to nearest quartermaster for transportation by railroad.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Dabb's House, Va., June 10, 1862.

Colonel A. C. MYERS,

Quartermaster-General:

COLONEL: This army has with it in the field little or no protection from weather. Tents seem to have been abandoned, and the men cover themselves by means of their blankets and other contrivances. The shelter-tent seems to be preferred by them, and I have thought that something could be manufactured out of the tents now an hand better than what they have in use. A simple fly, or cloth of that shape, would answer the purpose. This continued inclement weather I fear will produce great sickness, and I desire to see what can be done for the