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Your old comrade Confeds,


the ‘Mercer cavalry,’ from Spotsylvania county, Virginia, commanded by Lieutenant Waller, and not the ‘Mercer county Cavalry,’ commanded by ‘Lieutenant Walker,’ as it was by some oversight put in Captain Frayser's account of Stuart's ‘Ride Around McClellan,’ was the company which charged with the Essex Dragoons when the lamented Latane fell.

We are indebted for this correction to our gallant friend Captain Willie Campbell, of Essex.

corrections in the Roster of the army of Northern Virginia, which we published in our January-February number, have come from several sources, and we solicit others, if errors are found.

General N. H. Harris writes as follows:

Vicksburg, Miss., February 4th, 1884.
Rev. J. William Jones, D. D., Secretary Southern Historical Society, Richmond, Va:
My Dear Sir,—In the January number Southern Historical so-Ciety papers, just received, page 8, appears: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, August 31st, 1864,” page 13, Mahone's division, it is stated that Colonel Joseph M. Jayne was in command of Harris's brigade. This is an error; I was in command of the brigade, and Colonel Joseph M. Jayne was in command of his regiment, the Forty-eighth Mississippi. Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas B. Manlove, of the Forty-eighth regiment, by my assignment, was in command of the Twelfth regiment, and Lieutenant-Colonel James H. Duncan, of the Nineteenth regiment, by my assignment was in command of the Sixteenth regiment.

If there are as many errors made as to other commands, the compilation is not a very valuable one. General Humphreys, in his ‘Virginia Campaign of 1864 and 1865,’Appendix C:, page 416, is more accurate, though his


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