Richmond, Va., January 16, 1865

General R. E. Lee,

                        Commanding &c., Petersburg, Va.:

            The coordination that Butler’s division should return to you was understood by me to be part of the proposition, and will be distinctly stated. Young’s brigade will join the command as soon as it arrives on the field of operations. Will you notify the Adjutant-General, that the proper orders may be issued in time?

Jeff’n Davis



            Respectfully submitted for the information of the Adjutant and Inspector General, by direction of the President.

WM. Preston Johnston,

Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.






Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 46, p. 1074.

Transcribed by Daniel Shevalier, 2018 June 19