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[26] 1863, Colonel First Regiment Engineer Troops, April 4, 1864–April 9, 1865.

Major Charles S. Venable, A. D. C., Lieutenant Colonel A. A. & I. General, November 4, 1864–April 9, 1865.

Major Charles Marshall, A. D. C., Lieutenant Colonel A. A. & I. General, November 4, 1864–April 9, 1865.

After the battle of Seven Pines, June I, 1862, in which General Jos. E. Johnston was severely wounded, General Robert E. Lee was assigned to the command of the Army of Northern Virginia, and took with him his personal staff as above named, to-wit: Long, Taylor, Talcott, Venable and Marshall. He also retained Captain A. P. Mason, A. A. & I. General, of General Johnston's staff, who in March, 1863, was at his own request transferred elsewhere, and Major Walter H. Taylor assumed his duties. Colonel Thomas Jordan, A. A. & I. General, who had served as Adjutant General of the Army of Northern Virginia under General Joseph E. Johnston, voluntarily retired with him, and was replaced by Colonel R. H. Chilton, A. A. & I. General, who was promoted Brigadier General in December, 1863, and Colonel Walter H. Taylor then became Adjutant General of the Army of Northern Virginia, which position he held until the surrender, April 9, 1865.

The Chiefs of Departments who served under General Lee were as follows:

Lieutenant Colonel E. Porter Alexander, Chief of Ordnance, June 1, 1862, to November, 1862, Brigadier General Artillery to April 9, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel Briscoe G. Baldwin, Chief of Ordnance, November, 1862, to April 9, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert G. Cole, Chief Commissary, June I, 1862, to April 9, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel James L. Corley, Chief Quartermaster, June I, 1862, to April 9, 1865.

Surgeon Lafayette Guild, Medical Director, June 25, 1862, to April 9, 1865.

Brigadier General W. N. Pendleton, Chief of Artillery, March 6, 1863, to April 9, 1865.

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