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lly, your obedient servant, J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General.
headquarters army of Northern Virginia, January 31st, 1863. Major-General J. E. B. Stuart, Commanding Cavalry Division:
General — I have read with great pleasure the report of Colonel Butler, commanding Second South Carolina cavalry, of the gallant conduct of Sergeant Mickler and his party in the skirmish in the streets of Brentsville, on 9th instant. Colonel Butler says well that they are entitled to the notice and thanks of theColonel Butler says well that they are entitled to the notice and thanks of their officers and the country.
I have forwarded the report to the Secretary of War, with the recommendation that these men be promoted for gallantry and skill when the opportunity offers.
Should such an opportunity occur, it will give me pleasure to present their names to the Secretary.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General.
[Confidential.]headquarters cavalry corps, army of Northern Virginia, April 4th, 1864.
General — I wish you to b