II. The brigade of Brigadier-General Archer, Heth`s division, is temporarily attached to that of Brigadier-General Pettigrew, same division, the whole to be under the command of the latter officer.
By command of General R. E. Lee:
[W. H. TAYLOR,]
Abstract from return of the Department of Richmond, Major General Arnold Elzey, C. S. Army, commanding, for the period ending July 10, 1863.
for duty for
Command Officers Men. Effective Aggregate Aggregate
total present. present
Wise's 137 1, 1, 733 2, 069 2, 862
Cavalry 32 371 408 503 643
Artillery 9 188 199 215 226
Richmond 88 1, 1, 622 1, 877 2, 192
Chaffin's 20 323 368 440 458
Drewry's 18 262 395 441 464
Total 135 2, 2, 584 2, 973 3, 340
Grand 304 4, 4, 725 5, 545 6, 845
JULY 11, 1863-8. 30 p. m.
GENERAL: Your note of sunset to-day is received. You are right in keeping your cavalry in front of the infantry as long as possible. I do not desire you to take position on our left with your whole force, until pushed back upon the infantry in front, but if you could station a portion of your cavalry on our left toward the Conococheague it would be desirable. As our limits are reduced by the advance of the enemy, I think this would be practicable. Select such cavalry for this purpose as you prefer.
As regards Imboden, when you take position on the left you can take command of him, and station him where he can be of most service.
Since my previous note, Captain [William F.] Randolph, commanding courier company, of general Ewell`s corps, who is on the Greencastle road, and 3 miles from the Pennsylvania line, reports:
"No enemy, and uo report of any. " Captain [R. E.] Wilbourn, signal officer, reports no enemy in Ewell`s front this side of Antietam. Robertson is 2 2/1 miles in front of Ewell.
I inclose a letter for Colonel Wickham.
Very respectfully, & c.,
R. E. LEE,