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Artillery of General Walker's corps, Major Joseph Palmer commander.

Liddel's division, Captain Charles Suett commander.

Lumsden's Battery, Ala., Lumsden commander.

Yates Battery, Mississipp, Yates commander.

Suett Battery, Mississippi, Lieutenant Shannon.

Higgins Battery, Mississippi, Captain Little commanding.

General Gist's Division, Major Robert Martin commander:

Ferguson's Battery, First South Carolina, Ferguson commander.

Houel's Battery, Georgia, Houel commander.

Bledsoe's Battery, Missouri, Bledsoe commander.

Le Gardeau Battery, Louisiana, Le Gardeau commander.

Hoping I have not tresspassed upon your time, or asked too much of you,

I am, dear sir,

Yours respectfully,

we take pleasure in publishing the following from the gallant Colonel R. A. Hardaway, concerning the Artillery Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia:

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, May, 3, 1884.
Rev. J. William Jones, D. D., Secretary Southern Historical Society .
Dear Sir,—In the January and February (double) number of the South-Ern Historical Society papers is published ‘Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, August 31, 1864.’

‘Corrections earnestly solicited if errors are found.’

I do not see the ‘papers,’ not being a subscriber. This number was kindly lent me by Mrs. Gorgas.

In the Artillery of Second corps, Brown's battalion, Colonel J. T. Brown. Powhatan Artillery, Captain W. J. Dance, &c., &c.

Colonel John Thompson Brown (having been for more than a year previously in command of a division, consisting of two or more batteries, Colonel Thomas H. Carter being in command of the other division of the Artillery of the Second corps), was killed in the battle of the Wilderness May 4th, 1864. Major David Watson, of the same battalion, technically First Regiment Virginia Light Artillery, was killed on the 10th May, 1864, at Spotsylvania Courthouse.

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert A. Hardaway had been in actual command of this battalion since August, 1863.

After the death of Colonel J. T. Brown, Lieutenant-Colonel Hardaway was, by order of General R. E. Lee, assigned to permanent command, the same order designating it Hardaway's Battalion.

As such battalion—Lieutenant-Colonel Hardaway in actual command, Major Willis J. Dance absent, wounded—it was surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse.

It is an historical fact, that the last shot of the Army of Northern Virginia was fired by the Third Richmond Howitzers, one of the batteries of this battalion.

Very respectfully,

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