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and participated actively in the battles of Ware Bottom Church, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg on 16th and 17th of June last. I respectfully recommend him for promotion at the earliest opportunity. Attention is respectfully called, also, to General hagood's recommendation of his orderly, Private J. D. Stoney, for a commission. I feel assured he is well deserving of it.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

August 24, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded.

R. E. LEE,

General.

[Third indorsement.]

BUREAU ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL,

APPOINTMENT OFFICE,

September 1, 1864.

Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War.

By order:

ED. A. PALFREY,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Fourth indorsement.]

SEPTEMBER 21, 1864.

Respectfully submitted, as requested, to the notice of the President.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

[Fifth indorsement.]

NOVEMBER 7, 1864.

There are two modes of recognizing distinguished service: one by promotion, the other by announcement in orders. See recommendation for the private and note for the brigadier, who I regard as worthy of promotion when it can be consistently made.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

[Sixth indorsement.]

NOVEMBER 9, 1864.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL:

Note the President's indorsement, and if opportunity of promotion occurs submit.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, VA., August 23, 1864.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding, &c., Petersburg, Va.:

GENERAL: Yours of yesterday received. I have inquired of the Quartermaster-General in relation to the question of forage, the supply