me to hope that you will order Dr. C. E. Worrell to my immediate assistance.
Prominent citizens are urging me to employ cannon, and I am more than ever satisfied of the necessity of its use. The enemy is now driven from our waters, and I wish to attack him on land in counties east of Chowan River, but, as suggested before, unless our crossing be protected by artillery, a single boat could cut off our retreat. If you will let me have the use of Woodbury Wheeler`s artillery for a short while, and I do not render you a good account, I will trouble you no more.
Until my occupation of this region, there was a large contraband trade in tobacco and other articles, carried on across the Upper Chowan.
In the absence of any instructions from you, may I ask your wishes at an early date?
Persons of suspicious character occasionally cross the river. These I have prevented without waiting your instructions, but would prefer a plain expression of your views.
I am, very respectfully, &c.,
S. J. WHEELER,
Commanding Twelfth North Carolina Battalion.
P. S. -May I ask the immediate attention of Major-General Hill to the inclosed charges* against Captain Haggard?
SPECIAL ORDERS, Numbers 163. HDQRS. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, June 20, 1863.
Brigadier General A. M. Scales will report to Lieutenant General A. P. Hill, commanding Third Army Corps, for assignment to the command of the brigade formerly commanded by General Pender.
By command of General Lee:
W. H. TAYLOR,
Abstract from field return of troops in the Department of Richmond, Major General Arnold Elzey, C. S. Army, commanding, for June 20, 1863.
Commanders Officers Men Effective Effective Aggregate Aggregate
total total. present present
present + and
Brig. General 176 2, 303 2, 2, 897 3, 518 2, 267
H. A. Wise 446
Brig. 163 2, 319 2, 2, 751 3, 474 2, 652
General J. 486
Colonel T. S. 85 1, 552 1, 1, 972 2, 189 1, 790
Lieutenant 26 338 391 471 535 417
Captain S. S. 20 248 379 434 460 400
TOTAL 470 6, 760 7, 8, 525 10, 176 7, 886
* Not found.
+ On the return, there are two columns of "Effective total, " and both are given.