Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Mil: Acady West Point.

14 Nov. 1853


1st Lt: John Buford, 2nd Dragoons; who by Special orders No. 46 from the Head Qrs of the Army, was directed to relieve 2d Lt. R. Jones from duty at the Mily Acady. having been relieved from that detail by S. orders No. 73. the detail of another officer for that service becomes necessary. I have therefore the honour to recommend the following named officers, in the order they stand for that duty. viz.

1st Lt. Orren Chapman1st Dragoons.
2nd Lt. Robert Random__   ______.
2nd Lt. Chas W. Field2nd  ______.
2nd Lt. J A Moone1st   ______.
2nd Lt. Kenar Garrard__   ______.

I am very respectfully. Yr. Obed Serv

Sigd. R. E. Lee Br. Col:
Supt. Mil. Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 70. Addressed “Genl: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”