have not responded fully, and in one instance not at all. Can Your Excellency cause steps to be taken which will remendy promptly this unfortunate state of affairs?
Counties Quota. Number of Balance
called on. salves required.
Amherst 260 145 115
Albemarle 540 .. 540
Appomattox 180 109 71
Buckingham 300 204 96
Bedford 450 274 176
Campbell 400 204 196
Cumberland 210 197 13
Charlotte 230 197 33
Fluvanna 140 101 39
Halifax 350 263 87
Louisia 350 241 109
Nelson 190 109 81
Pittsylvania 580 410 170
Prince Edward 320 303 17
Total 4,500 2,757 1,743
Very respectfully, your obedient servnat,
J. F. GILMER,
[18.] Colonel of Engineers, in charge of Bureau.
HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 50.
November 24, 1862.
The provost guards of the division of this army corps will be statiouned on the different roads leading from the camps to Frederickburg. They will see that no one passes into the town except general officers and the commanders of the Reserve Artillery. The officers in charge of the provost guards will make frequent patrols out into the country and arrest all soldiers absent from their camps without the authority of division commanders. It is understood that many depredations and excesses have been committed by soldiers scattered in this way thoroughout the country, and the provost guards are directed to take prompt and energetic measures to arrest them and return the parties to their commands.
By command of Lieutenant-General Longstreet:
G. M. SORREL,
[21.] Assistant Adjutant-General.
RICHMOND, VA., November 26, 1862.
General ROBERT E. LEE,
Shall we send the two 30-pounders on the lines?
[21.] JEFFERSON DAVIS.
HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,
November 26, 1862.
Major General GEORGE E. PICKETT,
GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you make a detail from your division of 12 officers and 400 men, with proper complement of non-commissioned officers, to be employed as follows: Beginning