ne killed and four wounded, whose names will be forwarded as soon as received.
I have been delayed in forwarding this report awaiting those of brigade commanders, only one of which, herewith enclosed, has yet reached me. The press and common rumor have been busy casting censure upon my course.
If my superiors entertain similar opinions, I request that a court of inquiry becalled to investigate the matter.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. M. Barton, Brigadier-General. Major C. Pickett, Assistant Adjutant-General.
Headquarters Department of Richmond, February 26, 1864.
Respectfully forwarded at the request of Brigadier-General Barton. Arnold Elzey, Major-General.
Headquarters, 3d March, 1864.
I think it due to General Barton that a court of inquiry be granted him. R. E. Lee, General.
Respectfully submitted to the adjutant and inspector-general. Samuel W. Melton, Major and Assistant Adjutant-General. Organization Office, March 8,