Abstract from monthly report of the Northwestern Virginia Brigade, Brigadier General John D. Imboden commanding, for March 6, 1863; headquarters Camp Washington.
Present for duty.
Officers. Men. Aggregate Aggregate
present. present and
62nd Virginia Infantry 30 441 511 792
18th Virginia Cavalry 5 143 202 706
Battery 4 76 83 94
Total 39 660 796 1,592
NOTE ON ORIGINAL.-This report only embraces the organized regiments under my command. Companies for two additional regiments are being enlisted.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,
Dublin, March 7, 1863.
Brigadier General A. G. JENKINS,
Commanding Cavalry Brigade, Salem:
GENERAL: I telegraphed you yesterday that 600 Richmond rifles had been forwarded to you direct from Richmond. This may enable you to take in your expedition a somewhat greater number of men than we had contemplated.
I am trying to make arrangements to procure from Ohio a lot of beef-cattle, to be delivered on this side of the Ohio River, in Mason County; and if the plan succeeds, it is desirable that your force should be large enough to enable you to detail men enough to drive them in this direction, beyond the reach of the enemy.
Inform me how many men you can take without unnecessarily encumbering yourself.
Very respectfully and truly,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
March 8, 1863.
General J. B. KERSHAW,
Commanding Division, &c.:
GENERAL: Major-General Hooker, commanding United States Army of the Potomac, having informed the general commanding that he had directed that until further orders no communications coming from our lines would be received within theirs unless addressed to him, and under existing circumstances, delivered in front of Fredericksburg, General Lee instructs me to inform you, and through you the commanding officer in the town, that he wishes no communication sent across the river under flag of truce, except such as shall be authorized from these headquarters.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. H. TAYLOR,
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