War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 1042 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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I do the enemy could at any time force me to fall back and abandon the counties of Greenbrier and Monroe, and approach themselves that much nearer this line of railroad. If the few troops I have are more needed in the Valley or elsewhere than they are here, of course they should bee ordered there; but of that I am not the judge, not having full knowledge of the condition of other armies or departments.

With great respect, your obedient servant,

SAM. JONES,

major-General.

[JULY 27,]1863

Brigadier-General MARTIN,

Kinston, N. C.:

Major [S. J.] Wheeler reports the enemy landing at Barfield, 14 miles below Murfreesborough. and about 30 miles from Weldon.

Give Major Wheeler all the aid in your power.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

WILMINGTON, July 27, 1863.

General COOPER:

The enemy are reported advancing from Plymouth and Washington. Destination evidently Weldon.

I must have re-enforcements there from Petersburg. It is not possible to protect the line of railroad from this place, and without cavalry. The force from Plymouth is reported to be 3, 000; that from Washington not known.

General Martin has been notified. Officer commanding at Petersburg should help.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

WILMINGTON, july 27, 1863.

General COOPER:

Whosoever is in command at Petersburg should re-enforce Weldon at once.

Enemy are reported this morning at Winton. They are very close to Weldon. General Martin is moving troops in that direction, but those from Petersburg could reach there sooner.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

JULY 28, 1863.

Re-enforcements have gone from Petersburg yesterday and the day previous.

S. C. [COOPER.]

PETERSBURG, July 27, 1863.

General ELZEY, Richmond, Va.:

DEAR SIR; Major Milligan instructs me to say to you that his scouts are around Suffolk; that the enemy are there in force, and