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le, the nature of the ground, and the denseness of the forests, rendered more than general directions impracticable. To the officers of my staff I am indebted for constant aid during the entire period. Colonels Chilton and Long, Majors Taylor, Venable, Talcott, and Marshall, and Captain Mason, were continuously with me in the field. General Pendleton, Chief of Artillery; Lieutenant-Colonel Corley, Chief Quartermaster; Lieutenant-Colonel Cole, Chief Commissary; Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander, Cn from all parts of the field. Colonel Long was particularly useful before and during the battle, in posting and securing the artillery, in which he was untiringly aided by Captain S. R. Johnson, of the Provisional Engineers; Majors Talcott and Venable, in examining the ground and the approaches of the enemy; Majors Taylor and Marshall, in communicating orders and intelligence. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General. Appendix to General Lee
ntitled to praise for the manly fortitude and courageous conduct shown by them in the trying scenes of the campaign. The cavalry escort, commanded by Captain Doby, have my thanks for meritorious conduct and valuable aid. Captain Doby, Lieutenants Bonny and Matthieson, Sergeants Lee and Haile, and Corporals Whitaker and Salmond, were distinguished in the active and fearless performance of their arduous duties. I am indebted to Colonel R. H. Chilton, Colonel Long, Majors Taylor, Marshall, Venable, and Talcott, and Captains Mason and Johnson, of the staff of the commanding General, for great courtesy and kindness in assisting me on the different battle-fields. I respectfully ask the attention of the commanding General to the reports of division, brigade, and other commanders, and approve their high encomiums of their officers and men. Reports of killed, wounded, and missing have already been forwarded. I remain, sir, with respect, Your obedient servant, J. Longstreet, Li