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Orders, No. 6; strictly to report all intelligence they acquire of any movement of the enemy, if deemed of sufficient importance or likely to lead to any noticeable result.

I am, general, &c.,

H. MARSHALL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Brigadier-General -- ---.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS,

No. 38. Lebanon, Va., March 19, 1862.

Official information having reached me that the troops in the service of the United States have taken Pound Gap and have invaded the State of Virginia in force, by virtue of authority with which I am vested, both by the President of the Confederate States and the Executive of the State of Virginia, I do hereby order the whole body of the militia of Virginia, resident within the counties of Lee, Scott, Wise, Grayson, Carroll, Buchanan, Russell, Washington, Smythe, Wythe, and Tazewell to rendezvous immediately, fully armed and equipped, at the respective places herein designated; that is to say, the militia of Washington, Russell, Grayson, and Scott, at the Old Court, in Russell County; the militia in Lee and Wise at Guest's Station, in Wise County; the militia of Buchanan, at Grundy; the militia of Smythe and Carroll, at Saltville; the militia of Wythe, at Wytheville, and the militia of Tazewell, at the mouth of Indian Creek, in Tazewell County. Colonels in command of regiments will move them by companies as rapidly as possible to the places of rendezvous hereby appointed. At such places a board of surgeons will examine and certify to the cases of persons exempt for disease, and the rest will there be mustered into the service of the Confederate States.

By command of Brig. General H. Marshall:

J. MILTON STANSIFER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Statement of strength of brigade March 19, 1862.

ACTUAL STRENGTH OF BRIGADE.

Organizations. Rank and Total.

file

present

for duty

Trigg's 54th Virginia 424 *424 ---

Moore's 29th 189 *189 ---

Williams' 5th Kentucky 400 +400 ---

Thompson's battalion 200 +200 ---

Infantry --- --- 1,213

Shawhan's cavalry company --- 200 60

Bradley's battalion of --- 56 ---

mounted riflemen

Witcher's company of mounted --- 25 ---

riflemen

Stratton's company of mounted --- --- ---

riflemen

281

Jeffress' battery, six pieces --- --- 60

(four pieces without men and

horses)

Total --- --- 1,614

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*Reported.

+Estimated.

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