HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
February 22, 1865.
Respectfully forwarded to the Department for its information.
Could not Major Paxton use the cotton and tobacco now in Richmond and Petersburg and at other points in the State for the purchase of these horses, which are much needed?
R. E. LEE,
ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,
February 28, 1865
So much of this communication as relates to the purchase of artillery horses is respectfully referred to the Quartermaster-General.
By command of the Secretary of War:
H. L. CLAY,
Richmond, March 3, 1865.
Respectfully referred to the Inspector-General of Field Transportation.
By order of Quartermaster-General:
Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.
OFFICE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF TRANSPORTATION,
March 4, 1865.
This question was submitted by me to the honorable Secretary of War and the Quartermaster-General on 23rd of February, and it was decided that General Lee's order to obtain these articles was necessary as we had no money to pay for them. On 24th I so advised General Lee by letter, requesting his order. No reply has been received.
A. H. COLE,
Major and Inspector-General of Transportation.
March 4, 1865.
Respectfully referred to the honorable Secretary of War, and attention invited to the report of Major A. H. Cole.
A. R. LAWTON,
WAR DEPARTMENT, March 9, 1865.
Respectfully submitted to the honorable Secretary of the Treasury.
JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,
Secretary of War.