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Richmond, Va., April 22, 1862


Lieut. Col. Gorgas,

Chief of Ordnance, C.S. Army:

Colonel: Your letter of this date is received. I desire the 10-inch columbiad, with barbette carriage, to be sent to Drewry’s Bluff; the 8-inch columbiad, with casemate carriage, to Mulberry Point, and the other two 8-inch columbiads, with barbette carriages, to be sent to General Beauregard.

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

RE Lee,

General, Commanding




Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 11, Part 3, p. 455

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 July 26