HEADQUARTERS, March 20, 1865.
His Excellency President DAVIS:
Telegram received. I have directed General Mahone to render all assistance he can should Admiral Semmes go down the river.
R. E. LEE.
SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 65. Richmond, Va., March 20, 1865.
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XXVII. Brigadier General Joseph Finegan, Provisional Armies, C. S., is relieved from further service with the Army of Northern Virginia, C. S., is relieved from further service with the Army of Northern Virginia, and is assigned to duty in Florida. He will report for orders to Major General S. Jones, commanding, &c., District of Florida.
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XXX. Lieutenant Colonel A. S. Cunningham, assistant adjutant-general, will proceed to make an inspection of all the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia. He will commence with the division of Major General L. L. Lomax.
By command of the Secretary of War:
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 41. March 20, 1865.
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XI, 3. Chamberlayne's battery, Owen's battalion, now with Third Corps, will be detached from its present organization and assigned in place of Chew's to McIntosh's battalion.
4. Dickenson's and Walker's batteries, Owen's battalion, will also be detached from their present organization and constituted with Douthat, just arrived from Western Virginia, into another battalion to serve stationary guns below Richmond, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel King.
5. Lieutenant-Colonel Owen is assigned as a field officer to McIntosh's battalion, and the staff officers of Owen's battalion will be assigned either to Lieutenant-Colonel King's battalion or to such other service as may be found most expedient, the orders for such assignment to be issued from Army headquarters upon the recommendation of the chief of artillery.
By command of General R. E. Lee:
W. H. TAYLOR,
HDQRS. ARTILLERY, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, March 20, 1865.
Colonel R. P. CHEW,
Commanding Horse Artillery:
COLONEL: The following is the arrangement of horse artillery battalions sanctioned by General Lee:
Hart's battalion: Hart's battery, Graham's battery-to serve with General Butler's division. McGregor's battalion: McGregor's battery, McClanahan's battery-to serve with General W. H. F. Lee's division.