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Head Quarters, Sewell Mtn

Sept 26th 1861


Special Orders




1 – The Col commanding each regt or Corps will cause to be selected the blankets, clothing, & cooking utensils for his command, & send all surplus baggage to Lewisburg to be stored. Officers & men are restricted to amount prescribed by the regulations, which, in no case, must be exceeded.


2 – When in the presence of the enemy, the preparation of the daily provisions for the reg’ts will be performed at night, & at daylight every morning the baggage wagons will be packed ready for marching & be moved to the rear under the direction of the Chief Qr Master, Each regts Qr Master giving his personal attention to the movements of his train, - one four horse wagon will be allowed to each Company for the transportation of all its effects.


By command of Gen Lee

W. H. Taylor



Source: Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.267, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 October 16

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