Colonel L. A. STAFFORD.
1st Special Louisiana Battalion
Abstract from return of Ewell's division, Major General R. E. Ewell, C. S. Army, commanding, for August 10, 1862.
Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate Aggregate Aggregate Remarks.
present. present present
Staff. 19 ....... 19 24 23
Infantry. 369 4,392 5,629 10,812 10,405 .
Artillery. 11 236 249 249 384
Total. 399 4,628 5,897 11,130 10,812
Richmond, August 18, 1862.
Brigadier General WILLIAM N. PENDLETON:
GENERAL: By direction of the Secretary of War, you will proceed with the artillery reserve to Gordonsville, and on arrival will report to General R. E. Lee, commanding army. A portion of my own division moves to-morrow, and it will be well for your artillery to march in their vicinity, if practicable. Such portion of your artillery as may not be needed at Petersburg should be ordered to this point.
Please report to me at the Spotswood Hotel.
Very respectfully, yours,
G. W. SMITH,
HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
Spotswood, August 19, 1862.
Brigadier General WILLIAM N. PENDLETON,
Commanding Reserve Artillery:
GENERAL: General Lee has directed that your reserve artillery be halted for the present with General Ripley, who has been ordered to mass Smith's division behind the North Anna. The major-general commanding desires that you will at once take measures to carry this order into effect.
Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,
SAML. W. MELTON,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
*NOTE ON ORIGINAL RETURN.-We have no report from Bowyer's battery attached to this brigade. A portion of the company was left behind at Richmond, in charge of three of their pieces.