HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, June 25, 1864.
The views of General Beauregard are concurred in.
W. H. TAYLOR,
(For General R. E. Lee.)
ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, July 8, 1864.
Respectfully referred to his Excellency the Governor of Virginia for remarks.
By command of Secretary of War:
SAML. W. MELTON,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA, July 11, 1864.
Colors ordered to be delivered to the Adjutant-General of the Confederate States.
By the Governor:
P. F. HOWARD,
Assistant Secretary of the Commonwealth.
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BATTERSEA, June 21,. 1864.
The colors turned over to me by Corporal Bush have been turned over by me to General Wise.
WM. J. TRENT,
Druggist, Poplar Lawn Hospital, Petersburg, Va.
HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION, June 21, 1864.
Respectfully referred to Brigadier-General Wise for explanation.
R. E. FOOTE,
(For Major-General Johnson.)
JUNE 21, 1864.
These flags were not turned over to me. On the night of the 17th instant I found two flags at my headquarters-one a New York regimental flag (One hundred and thirteenth I think) with the motto, "Excelsior," a silk flag, blue with yellow fringe, flag-staff split by a ball at the top. The other was a white triangular flag with an ace of clubs in the center-the badge of the Second Corps, as I am told. On inquiry I was informed that one of my couriers brought the flags to my