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Richmond, August 26, 1861.

General R. E. Lee, Staunton, Va.:

            General: The Secretary of War directs that you be informed that your requisitions for clothing are being filled and the articles forwarded. He also wishes you to be informed that Colonel McDonald had previously to your orders to him been directed to proceed with his regiment to Hampshire County, to carry out his original instructions in that quarter, which were highly important.

                        I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R.H. Chilton,

Assistant Adjutant-General.






Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 5, p. 808

Transcribed by Daniel Shevalier, 2018 June 14

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