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Camp Orange Courthouse, January 16, 1864.
Lieutenant-General J. Longstreet:
* * * * * * * * * * You know how exhausted the country is between here and the Potomac; there is nothing for man or horse.


Headquarters Army, January 18, 1864.
Brigadier-General A. R. Lawton, Quartermaster-General:
General,—The want of shoes and blankets in this army continues to cause much suffering and to impair its efficiency. In one regiment I am informed that there are only fifty men with serviceable shoes, and a brigade that recently went on picket was compelled to leave several hundred men in camp who were unable to bear the exposure of duty, being destitute of shoes and blankets.


headquarters, January 20, 1864.
His Excellency, Jefferson Davis:
* * * * * Nearly all of his (Fitz Lee's) men were frostbitten, some badly; many injured by the falling of their horses.


headquarters, April 16, 1864.
General Braxton Bragg:
* * * * * I cannot even draw to me the cavalry or artillery of the army, and the season has arrived when I may be attacked any day. The scarcity of our supplies gives me the greatest uneasiness.


headquarters, April 12, 1864.
Mr. President,—My anxiety on the subject of provisions for this army is so great that I cannot refrain from expressing it to your Excellency. I connot see how we can operate with our present supplies.


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