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Headquarters Department of Northern Virginia,

November 28, 1862

 

Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet,

Commanding, &c.:

 

General: It has been reported to the commanding general that many persons leave this command without proper authority, to prevent which he wishes the requirements of Paragraph III, General Orders, No. 127, of November 14, from these headquarters, to be carried out, and requests that you will detail a guard from your command accordingly, to carry out that paragraph.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

 R E Lee

General

 

 

 

Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 21, pp. 1037-1038

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 January 5