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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 46, Part 3 (Appomattox Campaign)
Page 1339 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.


HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, March 23, 1865.

General FITZ LEE,
Nine-Mile Road:

The order placing you in command of all the cavalry on the north side of the river, including Rosser, you will give him orders, and in case of an advance of the enemy will keep his force between them and Richmond.

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA., March 24, 1865.

General ROBERT E. LEE,

Petersburg, Va.:

The governor of Virginia calls my attention to the fact that he has not received a requisition for slaves, as provided for in the act of the General Assembly of the 4th of March, 1865. A copy of the act was forwarded to you from my office.

JEFF'N DAVIS.


HEADQUARTERS C. S. ARMIES, March 24, 1865.

His Excellency JEFFERSON DAVIS,
President of the Confederate States, Richmond:

Mr. PRESIDENT: I have the honor to ask that you will call upon the governor of the State of Virginia for the whole number of negroes, slave and free, between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, for services as soldiers authorized by the joint resolution adopted by the Senate and House of Delegates of the State [of Virginia] on the 4th of March. The services of these men are now necessary to enable us to oppose the enemy.

With great respect, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, March 24, 1865.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL:

Order Major General Mansfield Lovell to report to General R. E. Lee.

J. C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A., Richmond, Va., March 24, 1865.

General LEE:

GENERAL: Your dispatch of this date in regard to Major-General Lovell has been received and he has been ordered to report to you.

JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Secretary of War.


Page 1339 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.
OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 46, Part 3 (Appomattox Campaign)
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