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colors of the Seventeenth Michigan; the other three stand are plainly accounted for. I invite attention to this matter that merit may not be accorded to the undeserving, more than to secure for Savage the little credit that may be due for the capture of a flag.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, &c.,

WM. MAHONE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Anderson's Division.

[Indorsements.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

June 8, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Lieutenant General A. P. Hill, commanding, &c., who is requested to make a full investigation of the circumstances of the capture of the colors of the Seventeenth Michigan Regiment, and send report of the same as early as practicable.

By command of General Lee:

C. S. VENALE,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

June 8, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Major General C. M. Wilcox, commanding, &c., for the desired investigation and report.

By command of Lieutenant General A. P. Hill:

WM. H. PALMER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS WILCOX'S DIVISION,

June 9, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Colonel Barry, who will have reported clearly and distinctly all the facts connected with the capture of the three flags on the 12th ultimo, a Michigan, Pennsylvania, and a battery flag; let the report be made as soon as possible.

C. M. WILCOX,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CORPS,

June 12, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded.

The statements seem to be irreconcilable.

A. P. HILL,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

June 12, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded, for the information of the Department, in connection with the captured flag of the Seventeenth Michigan Regiment forwarded few days since. Lieutenant Grimsley's deposition, alluded to by Colonel Barry, will be forwarded as soon as received.

For General R. E. Lee:

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.