War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0721 Chapter XXXVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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only full reports of the battles referred to which have been forwarded to this office. Copies of the report of the Maryland campaign will be made as soon as the report is received. I understand it is delayed for the want of one or two returns necessary for its completion.

Very respectfully, &c.,

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

FREDERICKSBURG, April 14, 1863.

General W. E. JONES,

Commanding:

I learn enemy's cavalry are moving against you in Shenandoah Valley; will attack Fitz. Lee in passing. They have crossed at Rappahannock Station. General Stuart, with two brigades, will attend them. Collect your forces and be on your guard.

R. E. LEE,

General.

FREDERICKSBURG, April 14, 1863.]

General JONES:

The dispatch I sent you is confirmed; main body of enemy's cavalry is moving via Liberty toward Warrenton, with the intention to march into Shenandoah Valley against you. General Stuart, at Rappahannock Bridge, is apprised; directed to join you. Be prepared.

R. E. LEE,

General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, Dublin, April 14, 1863.

Colonel JOHN McCAUSLAND:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs you to move with your command on the 17th instant. His letter of March 16 will be your instructions in this move also, and the general desires that you will carry them out as far as possible. If transportation can be procured, Lieutenant-Colonel [Clarence] Derric will join you.

Very respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, Dublin, April 14, 1863.

Brigadier General JOHN ECHOLS:

GENERAL: If Captain [V. G.] De L'isle can furnish transportation, the major-general commanding directs that your order Colonel Derrick to move with his battalion on the morning of the 17th instant. He will go as far as Piney, and there report in person to Colonel McCausland, commanding, &c., for orders.

Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General,

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