War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0708 OPERATIONS IN N.C., VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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SECOND DIVISION.

Major General FITZHUGH LEE.

Lee's Brigade.

Brigadier General W. H. F. LEE.

1st South Carolina, Colonel John L. Black.

9th Virginia, Colonel R. L. T. Beale.

10th Virginia, Colonel J. Lucius Davis.

13th Virginia, Colonel John R. Chambliss, jr.

Lomax's Brigade.

Brigadier General L. L. LOMAX.

1st Maryland Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Ridgely Brown.

5th Virginia, Colonel Thomas L. Rosser.

11th Virginia, Colonel O. R. Funsten.

15th Virginia, Colonel William B. Ball.

Wickham's Brigade.

Brigadier General WILLIAMS C. WICKHAM.

1st Virginia, Colonel R. W. Carter.

2nd Virginia, Colonel Thomas T. Munford.

3rd Virginia, Colonel Thomas H. Owen.

4th Virginia, Lieutenant Colonel William H. Payne.

RICHMOND, September 10, 1863.

General R. E. LEE,

Orange Court-House, Va.:

Your dispatch and letter received. It will involve delay to send the brigade of General Wise. Cannot a brigade of Pickett's division be advantageously substituted. Jenkins will go.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

ORANGE COURT-HOUSE, September 10, 1863.

His Excellency JEFFERSON DAVIS:

Anderson's brigade, Hood's division, and Bryan's brigade, McLaws' division, are selected by General Lonstreet to go to Charleston. If preferred, Wise and Jenkins could go in their place and Pickett's division remain in vicinity of Richmond. Three battalions of artillery are ordered to Richmond. Their horses cannot accompany the guns farther, and their guns should not be forwarded unless horses can be obtained at the scene of operations.

R. E. LEE.

[Indorsement.]

This seems to me better, unless there be reason to fear straggling from the brigades named, or unless the orders given will obstruct execution.

If you prefer this, give orders at once.

J. D. [DAVIS.]