In the history of Kershaws Brigade the writter speaks of several boxcars loaded with records, supposedly evacuated out of Richmond, abandoned on a siding with the doors open and the papers blowing out of them and down the tracks, before General Johnson had them secured and placed guards for their protection.
There are numerious mentions even in the O'R's of records and orders and dispatches which have never been found. Only in recent years have such things as order books and dispatch books of certain generals been published. I wonder what happened to all of General Lee's dispatches? I know some have been published, But I am certain that those were not all the orders and dispatches he had given.