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Organization of the Army of Western Virginia, Major General Samuel Jones, C. S. Army, commanding, April 30, 1863.

First Brigade.

Brigadier General JOHN ECHOLS.

22nd Virginia, Colonel George S. Patton.

45th Virginia, Colonel William H. Browne.

23rd Virginia Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Clarence Derrick.

26th Virginia Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Geo. M. Edgar.

Chapman's (Virginia) battery.

Second Brigade.

Brigadier General JOHN S. WILLIAMS.

63rd Virginia, Colonel J. J. McMahon.

45th Virginia Battalion,* Lieutenant Colonel H. M. Beckley.

--- Virginia,* Colonel James M. French.

21st Virginia Cavalry,* Colonel William E. Peters.

Virginia Partisan Rangers, Captain D. B. Baldwin.

Lowry's (Virginia) Battery.

Third Brigade.

Colonel G. C. WHARTON.

50th Virginia, Colonel A. S. Vandeventer.

51st Virginia, Lieutenant Colonel A. Forsberg.

30th Virginia Battalion Sharpshooters, Lieutenant Colonel J. Lyle Clarke.

Stamps' (Virginia) battery.

Fourth Brigade.


36th Virginia, Major Thomas Smith.

60th Virginia, Colonel B. H. Jones.

Bryan's (Virginia) battery.

Cavalry Brigade.

Brigadier General A. G. JENKINS.

8th Virginia, Colonel James M. Corns.

14th Virginia, Colonel James Cochran.

16th Virginia, Colonel Milton J. Ferguson.

17th Virginia, Colonel William H. French.

19th Virginia, Colonel William L. Jackson.

34th Virginia Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel V. A. Witcher.

36th Virginia Battalion, Major James W. Sweeney.

37th Virginia Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel A. C. Dunn.


54th Virginia, Colonel R. C. Trigg.

Virginia Partisans (one company), Captain P. J. Thurmond.

Virginia Partisans (one company), Captain William D. Thurmond.

Otey's (Virginia) battery.

RICHMOND, May 1, 1863.

General R. E. LEE,

Fredericksburg, Va.:

Orders were sent to Wednesday to General Longstreet to move forward his command to re-enforce you. He replied he would do so immediately, but expected to be a little delayed in gathering up his transportation train, to prevent its falling into the hands of the enemy, then in sight. General D. H. Hill, at Kingston, was also directed to send forward a brigade (Ransom's), and from his reply it may be expected here to-night, when it will be immediately pushed forward. You have already been informed by the President of the 1,400 troops sent from here to Gordonsville. I do not look for the arrival of Longstreet's command here before to-morrow evening, on account of difficulty in collecting his train, which may be employed in collecting subsistence in the counties in North Carolina (east).


Adjutant and Inspector General.


*In course of organization.