War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1167 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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ARTILLERY.

Colonel HILARY P. JONES.

Read's Battalion.

Major JOHN P. W. READ.

Blount's battery.

Macon's battery.

Marshall's battery.

Sullivan's battery.

Boggs' Battalion.

Major FRANCIS J. BOGGS.

Martin's battery.

Sturdivant's battery.

Moseley's Battalion.

Lieutenant Colonel EDGAR F. MOSELEY.

Cumming's battery.

Miller's battery.

Slaten's battery.

Young's battery.

Coit's Battalion.

Major JAMES C. COIT.

Bradford's battery.

Pegram's battery.

Wright's battery.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, Va., August 9, 1864.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding Army of Northern Virginia:

GENERAL: I have to apologize to you for not sooner having acknowledged and replied to your letter of the 1st instant relative to the order suggested concerning deserters. Your communication was promptly laid before the President, but owing to the pressure of important engagements I only on yesterday received his reply in the form of an indorsement upon a letter from myself. I send both as the best mode of conveying the exact wish of the President.* I may add that my own views concur entirely with your opinion, and would approve such an order as you propose.

Very respectfully,

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 187.

Richmond, August 9, 1864.

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XI. Captain R. M. Sims, assistant adjutant-general, is relieved from service with Brigadier-General Bratton's brigade, and is assigned to duty with Brigadier-General Gary' Cavalry brigade. He will report accordingly without delay.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

SAML. W. MELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*Inclosures not found, but see General Orders, Numbers 54, August 10, p. 1169.

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