visits of the Adjutant-General, Colonel Ritchie, and Colonel Johnq.
Adams, to the front , a letter addressed to His Excellency by Colonel Ritchie, of his personal staff, upon popular milister and suffering, the Adjutant-General, Colonel Ritchie, Colonel John Q. Adams, and Dr. Bowditch,the 20th of July, the Governor despatched Colonel Ritchie, of his personal staff, to the James Riveg and Malvern Hill.
On the 28th of July, Colonel Ritchie had reached Harrison's Bar, James River,mmediate draft.
General Burnside offered Colonel Ritchie passage to Fortress Monroe in his flag-bodress would stop a man at every step.
Colonel Ritchie found, at Newport News, three divisions oe hardships and exposures of the army.
Colonel Ritchie next visited the Twenty-eighth Regiment, gentlemen referred to. In five days after Colonel Ritchie wrote the report from which we quote,—vizdied May 12, 1864.
The remaining part of Colonel Ritchie's report relates to matters not of genera