Organization of troops in the Department of North Carolina, Major General D. H. Hill, C. S. Army, commanding, about June 20, 1863. *
8th North Carolina.
31st North Carolina.
51st North Carolina.
61st North Carolina.
1st North Carolina Heavy Artillery.
15th North Carolina.
27th North Carolina.
46th North Carolina.
48th North Carolina.
REMARKS. -Major General W. H. C. Whiting commanding District of the Cape Fear; headquarters, Wilmington, N. C. Colquitt`s and Cooke`s brigades and the artillery at Kinston, N. C., Brigadier-General Colquitt commanding.
HEADQUARTERS PICKETT`S DIVISION, Berryville Pike, June 21, 1863.
Brigadier General R. H. CHILTON,
Adjt. and Insp. General, Army of Northern Virginia:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that in point of numerical strength this division has been very much weakened. One brigade (Jenkins`) was left on the Blackwater. Corse was left at Hanover Junction as a guard by my own order, upon the receipt of a telegram from the general commanding this army to bring up my division to Culpeper Court-House if I could leave the Junction. Being anxious to carry out his wishes, I marched immediately with three brigades, leaving Corse with orders to follow as soon as relieved, and sent a staff officer to Richmond to report the circumstance to the Adjutant-General, and reported the fact by telegraph and letter to the commanding general.
I have now only three brigades, not more than 4, 795 men, and unless these absent troops are certainly to rejoin me, I beg that another brigade be sent to this division ere we commence the campaign. I ask this in no spirit of complaint, but merely as an act of justice to my division and myself, for it is well known that a small division will be expected to do the same amount of hard service as a large one, and, as the army is now divided, my division will be, I think, decidedly the weakest.
Hoping the general commanding will give this request his consideration, I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. E. PICKETT,
CONFIDENTIAL.] HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF RICHMOND, June 21, 1863.
Commanding Officer, Chaffin`s Farm:
SIR: I have reliable information that the enemy have concentrated
20, 000 men at Yorktown, with the avowed purpose of advancing
* The list from which this was compiled was forwarded by General R. E. Lee to the Adjutant and Inspector General, June 22, 1863.