War of the Rebellion: Serial 002 Page 1002 Chapter IX. OPERATIONS IN MD., PA., VA., AND W. VA.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Richmond, Va., July 26, 1861.

General H. A. WISE,

Commanding, &c., Kanawha Valley, Va.:

GENERAL: I state for your information that General S. R. Anderson, with two regiments from Tennessee, has been ordered to the counties of Scott, Lee, &c., with such other force as he may collect, to drive back the invaders from that region. I hope he will be able to relieve you from some of the pressure on your point. All the disposable ammunition at this place has been ordered to Lewisburg for your column.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General, Commanding.

MANASSAS, July 27, 1861.

General S. COOPER:

Your dispatch in reference to arms abandoned by the enemy has been received. Tell the President that General Beauregard and myself have been using all our available means to collect these arms.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RICHMOND, July 27, 1861.

General S. R. ANDERSON, Lynchburg, Va.:

Order the regiment to Lynchburg and thence to Staunton. You will receive orders controlling your personal movements.

L. P. WALKER.

RICHMOND, July 27, 1861.

General S. R. ANDERSON, Lynchburg, Va.:

The three Tennessee regiments first advanced will be under the command of General Donelson. The other two regiments under your command you will order to Bristol, where fuller orders will reach you.

L. P. WALKER.

LYNCHBURG, July 27, 1861.

Honorable L. P. WALKER:

Adjutant-General Cooper ordered me to Bristol on last night. To-day your order me to have the troops at Bristol brought to Lynchburg. How many regiments do you want ordered here, and shall I remain here or go to Bristol? Answer this evening. I do not know what to do.

S. R. ANDERSON,

Brigadier-General.

LYNCHBURG, VA., July 27, 1861.

Honorable L. P. WALKER, Secretary of War:

Your dispatch received. I have ordered two regiments. Shall I order the third I wait for personal orders.

S. R. ANDERSON,

Brigadier-General.