Adjt. & Inspr Genls Office

Richmd: Octo: 14th 1861


Special Orders

No. 179


II. Officers in addressing their communications from “Camps & Stations” will name the Post Office, nearest to said Camps & Stations. For want of this necessary information many letter remain unanswered. The particular Post Town & State should in all cases be given.


By command of the Sec. of War

(signed) John Withers, A.A.G


Off: Copy

W. H. Taylor, A.A.G.


Gen Floyd

Comdg &c




Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 3, M2009.273, Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 October 30