The greater part of the volume is thus a reprint from the corrected and verified text of the Rebellion Records, a plan which has prevented errors that would have occurred in copying. Copies of quite a number of reports pertaining to Opera tions in 1865 and the last half of 1864, not yet printed in the Rebellion Record, have been kindly furnished by Major George B. Davis, U. S. A., chief of the Board of Publication of War Records. The military correspondence on file in the Executive office and in the Adju tant General's office of this state has been carefully examined repeatedly, and many communications of interest and importance have been obtained from those sources, also from different volumes of annual reports of the adjutant general, and are herewith printed. Doubtless some other correspondence will yet come to light that could properly be published. The state owns the electrotype plates and if another edition should be required at some future period any supple mentary matter can then be printed with but slight expense.