utionally unable to make direct appropriations of money to help said home, but has given the rent from a large public building to this purpose, running from fifteen hundred to two thousand annually in value.
Respectfully, W. H. King, Adjutant-General.
State of Virginia.
Adjutant-General's office, Richmond, Va., August 22, 1891. Prof. Joseph Jones, Surgeon-General United Confederate Veterans, 156 Washington avenue, New Orleans, La.:
Sir—You letter of the 17th inst. to Governor McKinney, requesting information as to the number of troops from Virginia in the Confederate armies; character of their organizations; numbers killed, wounded, died of disease, deserted; roster of medical officers, etc., etc., has been referred to me for reply.
I regret extremely to have to say that it is not possible to give this information.
In the great fire that attended the evacuation of this city by the Confederate forces, April 3, 1865, the office of the adjutant-general, with its enti