29 Novr 91

Petersburg Va

Dear Colo Taylor,

            I have twice found the extract of the order about which I wrote you.  It reads

Hd. qs.

Army Northern Va

1865

Ar VII. The remnant of Pickett’s Division of 1st Corps is temporarily attached to Mahones Division of Longstreets Corps.

Signed

W. H. Taylor

A. A. general

 

Maj Genl Mahone

            “I thought you would like to know of the actual existance of the order, which I received on the 8th april 65.

Yr truly,

Mahone

Colo W. H. Taylor

Norfolk, Va

 

Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.446

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 July 21