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And on the 15th August, 1862, the following order was published to battery commanders:

General order no. 32.

headquarters, Taylor's house, near Gordonsville, August 15th, 1862.
II. Colonel J. B. Walton, of the battalion Washington Artillery, is announced as Chief of Artillery of this command, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

III. Battery commanders will report to him without delay, to be disposed of in such camp or camps as may be selected; making their regular reports to him, for consolidation and transmission to this office.


By command of Major-General Longstreet. G. M. Sorrel, Assistant Adjutant-General. To Colonel J. B. Walton, Commanding, &c.

And on the 4th June, 1863 (one month before the battle of Gettysburg), after the artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia had been reorganized by battalions and assigned to the three corps of the army, General Lee announced the appointments of commanders of the artillery of the several corps as follows:

Extract special order no. 151.

headquarters Department of Northern Virginia, June 4th, 1863.
In accordance with the recommendation of the Chief of Artillery, made under par. II of General Order No. 69, current series, from these headquarters, the following-named officers are assigned to the command of the artillery under the recent organization: Colonel J. B. Walton, of the First corps; Colonel V. Crutchfield, of the Second corps; Colonel R. L. Walker, of the Third corps.

By command of General Lee. W. H. Taylor, Assistant-Adjutant General. To Colonel J. B. Walton.

On the 23d June, 1863, General Longstreet directed to “Col. J. B. Walton, Chief of Artillery First corps, commanding,” the following, as the order of march for Hlagerstown via Berryville:

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