“Adjt & Inspr Gen’s Office
Richmond Va 18. Octo. 1861
XIII. To secure correctness in the Register of Officers serving in the Provisional Army of the Confed. States, to be sent in to Congress at its next meeting, commanders of all separate bodies of troops will require a list of all officers, according to grade, attached to their regiments, Batt’ns or unattached companies, to be made out & forwarded without delay to this office.
By command of Sec. of War
sgd Jno. Withers
To: Gen. Floyd
Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.274
Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 July 11