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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
October 19, 1862


Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series 2, Vol. 4, p. 635

Headquarters Army of the Potomac,
October 19, 1862.

General Robert E. Lee,
Commanding Army of Northern Virginia.

General: I have the honor to return by Lieut. Col. Frederick Myers, assistant quartermaster, U. S. Army, twenty-seven wagons and teams furnished by General A. P. Hill at Harper’s Ferry in September last for the transportation of private baggage belonging to certain paroled officers of the U. S. Army passing to within our lines. In so doing I desire to express my appreciation fo the courtesy thus extended to these officers and to request that you will convey the same to General Hill with my thanks for his action in the matter.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Geo. B. McClellan,
Major-General, Commanding.


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