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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 5, Part 1 (West Virginia)
Page 786 OPERATIONS IN MD., N. VA., AND W. VA. Chapter XIV.

of this order, with your Legion and all the forces under your command, to join me at this point.

Your obedient servant,

JOHN B. FLOYD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.


Numbers 9.] HEADQUARTERS, NEAR MEADOW BLUFF, VA.,

August 14, 1861 - 7 a. m..

General HENRY A. WISE:

SIR: The cavalry company sent me by you at Camp Arbuckle inform me that they are without ammunition. They are, as you will remember, armed with carbines and shot-guns, and number about 45 men. Please send 40 rounds of cartridges for 40 men. For the portion of the company armed with shot-guns I can furnish buck-shot and powder. The bearer of this will take charge of the cartridges.

Your obedient servant,

JOHN B. FLOYD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

AUGUST 14, 1861.

The adjutant-general will cause this request to be complied with.

HENRY A. WISE,

Brigadier-General.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, VA.,

August 14, 1861 - 9.30 a. m..

Brigadier General JOHN B. FLOYD, Commanding, & c.:

SIR: Your peremptory order, to march at once upon the receipt of it, with my Legion and all the forces under my command, to join you at Meadow Bluff, shall be executed as early as possible and as forces and means of transportation are available.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

HENRY A. WISE.


Numbers 10.] WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, VA.,

August 14, 1861 - 11 a. m..

Brigadier General JOHN B. FLOYD, Commanding, & c.:

SIR: I am hastening my march by all the means in my power. The quartermaster, by every exertion, has been unable to procure half enough wagons. Will you please send me all the wagons you can spare, to assist the expedition of my march to join you?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HENRY A. WISE,

Brigadier-General.


HEADQUARTERS VIRGINIA VOLUNTEERS,
White Sulphur Springs, Va., August 14, 1861.

Brigadier General HENRY A. WISE, Commanding, & c.:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge your orders of this date, directing the movement of troops from this camp, and I feel impelled, most respectfully, to enter my protest against its immediate application.


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