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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 37, Part 1 (Monocacy)
Page 151 Chapter XLIX. THE LYNCHBURG CAMPAIGN.

said to be advancing from the west, some twenty miles distant. The battle was fought to-day at Piedmont. The enemy's strength not less than 9,000 or 10,000 infantry, heavy force of cavalry, and thirty pieces of artillery.

J. C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

WAYNESBOROUGH, June 6, 1864.

Went in the fight yesterday with an aggregate of 5,600. I have not over 3,000 effective men, including Imboden's cavalry, 800. I don't know where General Elzey is; think he has gone toward Charlottesville. Enemy occupied Staunton this morning Crook will from junction to-night or to-morrow with Hunter. Crook's force reported at 10,000. McCausland and Jackson are falling back upon this place. Hunter has, I think, 10,000 men, with twenty-four pieces of artillery; Crook has thirty.

J. C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

General B. BRAGG.

BLUE RIDGE TUNNEL, June 7, 1864.

No movement of the enemy from Stauton to-day that I am informed of. I have information from the battle-fiend. We have there 60 wounded. The enemy's loss in killed and wounded, 1,500.

They have 1,000 prisoners.

J. C. VAUGHN,

Brigadier-General.

General BRAXTON BRAGG.


Numbers 24. Reports of Colonel Edwin G. Lee, Thirty-third Virginia Infantry, of operations June 4-15.

STAUNTON, June 5, 1864.

We have been pretty badly whipped. General W. E. Jones killed. General Vaughn in command. Falling back toward Fishersville. he asks that you hurry the re-enforcements promptly. I fear Staunton will go.

E. G. LEE,

Colonel.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding Army of Northern Virginia.


HEADQUARTERS POST,
Staunton, June 15, 1864-2.30 p. m.

MAJOR: Your note of the 13th reached me yesterday by return courier. It states "McNeill and Gilmor are in the Valley below." Major Gilmor has just showed me your note of the 12th requesting


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