War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0722 OPERATIONS IN N.C., VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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JONESBOROUGH,

September 14, 1863.

Brigadier General G. C. WHARTON,

Glade Spring:

Order down to Saltville the whole of the Otey Battery immediately. I have ordered Stamps' battery to report to you. The enemy is reported moving from Cumberland Gap toward Saltville. The report not authentic, but be on the alert.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Dublin, September 14, 1863.

Colonel W. L. JACKSON,

Commanding, &c.:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you communicate with and co-operate with Colonels Ferguson and Patton in resisting and obtaining early information of any advance of the enemy in your direction.

The major-general commanding desires me to say that he is so far removed necessarily at present from your command that he is unalbe to give you any minute instructions. He relies with confidence on your good judgment and ability to do all that can be done to keep back the enemy in your front while the other troops of this command are engaged elsewhere.

I have the honor to remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. B. MYERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Colonel George S. Patton and Colonel Ferguson.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Dublin, September 14, 1863.

Colonel W. L. JACKSON,

Commanding, &c.:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you communicate with and co-operate with Colonels Ferguson and Patton in resisting and obtaining early information of any advance of the enemy in your direction.

The major-general commanding desires me to say that he is so far removed necessarily at present from your command that he is unable to give you any minute instructions. He relies with confidence on your good judgment and ability to do all that can be done to keep back the enemy in your front while the other troops of this command are engaged elsewhere.

I have the honor to remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. B. MYERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Colonel George S. Patton and Colonel Ferguson.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Dublin, September 14, 1863.

Colonel JOHN McCAUSLAND,

Commanding, &c.:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding is informed that there are 600 or 700 Yankees in Wyoming, and it is supposed they intend making a raid through Tazewell to the railroad. The party (he thinks) sent a day or two since may have only been a reconnoitering party. He directs you to be watchful and vigilant.

Please keep me informed at these headquarters. I have only the local home guards to defend this portion of the railroad.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. B. MYERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WESTERN VIRGINIA, No. 38. Dublin, September 14, 1863.

By order of the major-general commanding, the home guards of the counties lately threatened are hereby relieved from duty, and will return to their homes.