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Endorsements.

headquarters Lee's cavalry division, 12th April, 1864.
Respectfully forwarded.

Fitz. Lee, Major-General Commanding.

headquarters cavalry corps, Army of Northern Virginia, April 13, 1864.
Respectfully forwarded. To Lieutenant Pollard's skilful dispositions and to his activity it is mainly owing that Dahlgren was killed and his party captured.

J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General.

headquarters Army of Northern Virginia,
> 14th April, 1864.
>Respectfully forwarded for the information of the War Department.

R. E. Lee, General.
> Received, A. & I. G. Office, April 15, 1864.

Statement of Judge Henry E. Blair.

In the winter of 1863-1864 the Army of Northern Virginia was in winter quarters on the south side of the Rapidan and Rappahannock rivers, the cavalry and infantry occupying the front of our lines and the artillery in the rear. I was First Lieutenant of the Salem Artillery, Captain C. B. Griffin. Our company at that time was attached to the First Virginia regiment of artillery, Colonel J. Thompson Brown commanding. We were stationed near Frederick's Hall in the county of Louisa. A court-martial, of which I was a member, was being held in a house about one mile from our camp, and on the 29th day of February, 1864, (the day of the month is impressed on my mind as significant of leap year). On that day a portion of


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