War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0722 N.VA.,W.VA.,MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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RICHMOND, April 14, 1863.

Major General SAMUEL JONES:

The following dispatch just received from Knoxville:

General S. COOPER:

On receipt of information that enemy had landed at Paintsville, and mounted 2,300 men, and that General Marshall was at Hazle Green, going to Winchester, I ordered his infantry, 600 strong, to halt at Pound Gap. They had not crossed. Enemy's advance at Salyersville; supposed design to cut off Marshall. I am directed by General Johnston to make this report, and to ask instructions from the War Department.

W. G. M. DAVIS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

The Secretary of War directs that you move forward to support Marshall, if you can do so, without waiting further orders.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, April 14, 1863.

Brigadier General JOHN S. WILLIAMS, Saltville:

Following telegram just received from General Cooper:*

Can you move immediately to Marshall's support by way of Pound Gap?

By order.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LACEY SPRING, VIA STAUNTON, [April 14, 1863.]

Major General SAMUEL JONES:

I countermand the movement of troops. Meet an advance of Hooker's cavalry into the Valley; will detain me here for the present.

W. E. JONES,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

General Jones left to-day for Lewisburg, via Salt Sulphur. He may go on to Huntersville. Send couriers by the different roads to overtake him and deliver these dispatches. Forward both dispatches to McCausland. His movement is hereby countermanded.

By order.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, Dublin, April 15, 1863.

Brigadier General A. G. JENKINS, Salem:

How many effective men have your ready for immediate service, if needed? Reply by telegraph.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See telegram of W. G. M. Davis, above.

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