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 left in his hands as secretary of the joint committee of the Confederate Congress; detached reports of various battles; memoranda and notes taken from current newspaper accounts of battles, army movements, &c.; notes of Ms. of official reports tiled in the Adjutant-General's office, which were never published, but to which Mr. Howison was allowed access. These, added to a number of official reports, pamphlets, newspapers, &c., previously presented the Society by Mr. Howison, make one of the most valuable contributions which the Society has yet received. From General G. W. C. Lee (through Colonel Charles Marshall)--General A. P. Hill's original rough draft of his reports of Seven Days battles around Richmond, Cedar Run Mountain, Second Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown, and Gettysburg. These reports are a part of the collection made by General Robert E. Lee when he was preparing to write the history of his campaigns, and all of which General Custis Lee has kindly promised to donate the Society. From General Samuel Jones, Amelia County, Virginia--His own and General W. B. Taliaferro's reports of military operations in the vicinity of Charleston, South Carolina, from the 1st to the 10th of July, 1864; three letters from General Samuel Jones to General Foster in relation to treatment and exchange of prisoners; Letters from Brigadier-Generals H. W. Wessels, T. Seymour, E. P. Scannon, Alexander Shaler and C. A. Heckman, United States army, prisoners of war, to the Adjutant-General United States army, recommending an exchange of prisoners of war; letters from Brigadier-Generals H. W. Wessels, T. Seymour, E. P. Scannon, Alexander Shaler and C. A. Heckman, United States army, prisoners of war, to General Foster, stating that they are as pleasantly and comfortably situated in Charleston as is possible for prisoners of war, and asking like treatment for Confederate prisoners of war. From Yates Snowden, Esq., Charleston, South Carolina--Official letter-book and reports of Lieutenant-General R. H. Anderson, up to and including the battle of Gettysburg; war map of Eastern Virginia and North Carolina. From W. S. Teague, Columbia, South Carolina--Drawing of the Confederate torpedo boat “David.” From W. L. Baylor, Petersburg, Virginia--Lot of Confederate States hospital tickets. From Captain J. H. Rochelle, Southampton County, Virginia--Register Confederate States navy; list of officers Confederate States navy. From Captain John S. Wise--Narrative of the secret history of the capture of Harper's Ferry and the Gosport Navy-Yard in April, 1861, prepared by General Henry A. Wise, General J. D. Imboden, and W. H. Parker. From General A. L. Long, Charlottesville, Virginia--Letter explaining previous paper on the “Seacoast defences of South Carolina and Georgia.” From Captain John K. Mitchell, Richmond, Virginia--Letter on the capture of New Orleans, enclosing Finding and opinion of a Naval Court of Inquiry exonerating him from all blame in that affair.
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