War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0770 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, June 25, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded.

The views of General Beauregard are concurred in.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(For General R. E. Lee.)

[Third indorsement.]

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.

[Fourth indorsement.]

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.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

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.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION, June 21, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Brigadier-General Wise for explanation.

R. E. FOOTE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(For Major-General Johnson.)

[Second indorsement.]

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