Officers of Gen. R. E. Lee's staff.
Columbus, Miss., October 18, 1907.
my dear Col. Talcott,—I have before me your revised, corrected and added list of Officers of General R. E. Lee's Staff, with the data furnished by General Marcus J. WGeneral R. E. Lee's Staff, with the data furnished by General Marcus J. Wright, of the War Department in Washington.
As far as I know, it is now the most correct list extant, and you can safely have it published.
With kind wishes, your comrade and friend,
(Signed) Stephen D. Lee.
General Lee's first service wlt, Vol. A. D. C.; Captain John N. Maffitt, Naval A. D. C.
In March, 1862, when under a special act of Congress, General R. E. Lee was assigned to duty at Richmond, a personal staff for the Commanding General was authorized by said act, and the a, 1865.
After the battle of Seven Pines, June I, 1862, in which General Jos. E. Johnston was severely wounded, General Robert E. Lee was assigned to the command of the Army of Northern Virginia, and took with him his personal staff as above named