To the Editor of the Dispatch:
From a letter of your correspondent "X," if the 28th ult, in which the Provost Marshal General
of General Lee
's army is named, it would be inferred that Major Cornelius Boyle
had withdrawn or been removed from that position.
The inference is incorrect.
has held the post of Provost Marshal General
of the Army of Northern Virginia ever since General Joseph E. Johnston
took command of it, and held that place on his staff.
He is now so recognized and officially designated by General Robert E. Lee
, the present Commander in Chief
, April 12, 1864.