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[431] his purpose he was recalled to the army to take command of Jackson's corps.

Can any of your readers give me the name of the infantry regiment which was employed in this service, and place me in communication with the officer who was then in command, or with any other who personally participated in the attack which was made after Stuart left the regiment to assume command of the corps? If so, I shall esteem it a great favor.

Yours respectfully,

H. B. Mcclellan. Lexington, Ky., 26th September, 1881.

Desired return of the Sword of a Federal Officer.

My brother, Lieutenant Aaron Wilkes, Company B, Sixth New Jersey volunteers, was among the killed at the battle of Williamsburg, Va., May 5, 1862. His sword, the scabbard of which, bearing the engraved inscription, “Presented to Lieutenant Aaron Wilkes by Company B, Sixth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers,” was taken from his body at the time. I will be duly grateful for its return to me, or for any information leading to its recovery, and will most glady assume any expense incident thereon.--Peter Wilkes, Trenton, N. J.

[We will deem ourselves personally obliged by any attention, as solicited, and request of our good friend, Rev. J. William Jones, D. D., Secretary of the Southern Historical Society and the editor of its invaluable Papers, the favor of the mention of the above in its department of Notes and Queries.--R. A. B.]

We have clipped the above from the Notes and Queries of the Richmond Standard, edited by the accomplished Secretary of the Virginia Historical Society (R. A. Brock, Esq.), and we add a similar request which we have received:

25 Hill St., Newark, N. J.
Rev. J. W. Jones, Secretary Southern Historical Society:
Dear Sir,--In a conversation with my friend, Colonel Marshall McDonald, formerly of the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, now of the United States Fish Commission, as to the prospects and best means of regaining my sword, he referred me to you. I hardly need say that any information will be thankfully received because it is self-evident.

All the data I can give is this. The sword is a line-officer's sword (infantry)

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