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County, and thus some time must elapse before he can be heard from. general Imboden belives that the enemy has evacuated the valley south of Bunker Hill.

have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

HEADQUARETERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

August 10, 1863.

Brigadier General J. D. IMBODEN,

Commanding Northwestern Virginia Brigade:

GENERAL: In your letter of 7th instant, you state that the enemy removed from Winchester to Harper's Ferry tents, damaged ordnance, and other stores, while in a previous letter it was stated that Colonel Imboden had destroyed what he could not remove. I had hpoped that this was the case, and that nothing had been left on which enemy could make a boast of recapture. please state the facts more fully.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Dublin, August 10, 1863.

Major General SAMUEL JONES,

Mouth of Indiana Creek, via Narrows:

The following telegram just received:

ORANGE COURT-HOUSE,

August 10, 1863.

Major General SAMUEL JONES:

General Imboden reports kelley concentrating his force at Moorefield: anticipated attack on Staunton by Franklin and McDowell. Have you any troops so disposed as to move by Huntersville, and aid or make diversion in his favor?

R. E. LEE,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

August 10, 1863.

General R. E. LEE,

Orange Court-House:

Dispatch received and forwarded to General Jones, who is on his way to Lewisburg, where there is a regiment and a battalion of infantry and four companies of cavalry. Colonel William L. Jackson is near

Huntersville, with the Nineteenth Virginia Cavalry, and ten companies to be organized next week. general Jones will receive your dispatch to-0night.

Respectfully,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.