War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0654 OPERATIONS IN N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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[Indoresements.]

AUGUST 26, 1863.

ADJUTANT- GENERAL:

If Castleman has not mustered and sent in rolls of a company, revoke his authority.

J. A. S. [SEDDON,]

Secretary.

[P. S.]- Then Ordnance Bureau, for considerartion and report.

AUGUST 31, 1863.

No rolls of Castleman's company on file in this office. The authority should be revoked in orders.

E. A. PALFREY,

Lieutenenr- Colonel, and Assistant Adjutant- General.

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

September 2, 1863.

Respectfully referred to Chief of Ordnance.

By command of Secretary of War:

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

SEPTEMBER 3, 1863.

Unless these torpedoes can be continually repoaced as exploded, I doubt the poicy of using them at all. To use them once only is to irritate, not intimadatre. If, therefore, we have no sufficient commad of the vicinity to continue the use of these impediments, it seems to me impolitic to begin their use. They can be furnished here whenever called for.

J. GORGAS.

SEPTEMBER 3, 1863.

ORDNANCE BUREAU:

Have yu an officer or employe you can send to use them!

J. A. S. [SEDDON].

SECRETARY.

Aman can be sent.

J. GORGAS.

SEPTEMBER 9, 1863.

ADJUTANT- GENERAL:

Revoke Castlemen's authority.

J. A. S. [SEDDON],

Secretary.

BUREAU OF CONSCRIPTION,

Richmond, August 20, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

GENERAL: I respectfully return the inclosed letter from General R. E. Lee, * and use the occasion to urge tha t all officers who may

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*Of August 15.

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