River bridge. I can learn nothing from Brigadier General W. E. Jones, whom General Breckinridge expected to aid me with 4,000 men. Forward this telegram to General Bragg at Richmond.
A. G. JENKINS,
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 107.
Richmond, Va., May 7, 1864.
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XXIV. Brigadier General F. T. Nicholls, commandant, &c., Lynchburg, is hereby authorized to call out temporarily such portion of the reserve forces as may be necessary for guarding the prisoners now at Lynchburg, Va.
XXV. Paragraph V, Special Orders, Numbers 101, current series, is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Brigadier General James L. Kemper, Provisional Army, C. S., is temporarily detached from his brigade and assigned to the reserve forces of the State of Virginia, enrolled and mustered into service in accordance with the fifth and sixth sections of the "act to organize forces to serve during the war," approved February 7, 1864. His headquarters will be at Lynchburg, Va.
By command of the Secretary of War:
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
May 7, 1864. (Via Orange Court-House, Va.)
The movements proposed in the Valley, if made, must be made at once.
R. E. LEE.
MAY 7, 1864-8 a. m.
Your dispatch received. If General Morgan reports to me let him (for the present) immediately communicate with General Jenkins. Inform Jenkins. The immediate thing to be done is to unite and act against the enemy. Retain the Otey or Lowry battery. Colonel King may take Otey's battery if he prefers. Telegraph me all news to Jackson River Depot to-day.
J. C. B.
WOODSTOCK, May 7, 1864-8.20 a. m.
Major General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE:
Averell arrived at Winchester night before last; has 3,000 cavalry. Sigel same place, 4,000 infantry. Not advancing. On your arrival I wish to confer further with you on important matters. Have you the cipher of Army of Northern Virginia?
J. D. IMBODEN,