November 20, 1863,
Lieutenant E. Cunningham to Major General J. B. Magruder
HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT,
Shreveport, La., November 20, 1863.
Maj. Gen. J. B. MAGRUDER,
Commanding District of Texas, &c.:
GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose copy of a letter to General McCulloch relative to the deserters in his district.
The lieutenant-general commanding directs me to say he can approve of no arrangement by which desertion is encouraged. Besides this, he is satisfied that no reliance is to be placed in these men, and that the only object they have in delivering themselves up to General McCulloch is to prepare themselves to desert to the enemy on the first opportunity.
I have the honor to be, most respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieutenant, and Aide.de. Camp.
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