War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0735 Chapter XLI. CONFEDERATE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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I do not know yet which you will have. The enemy vigorously pressing General Jones, and threatening Wharton. I shall immediately order the Sixtieth [Virginia Infantry] to Glade Spring to aid Wharton. Keep, therefore, the closest lookout in your front. Report fully anything that occurs. Send the Eighth immediately.

By order of Major General Sam. Jones:

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Dublin, September 19, 1863.

Colonel GEORGE P. TERRILL,

Salem:

If you can carry any of your men to Glade Spring, report there at once to Brigadier-General Wharton. The enemy this side of Bristol and steadily advancing. Call on all your men to stand by you and rally to Wharton's support.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Similar dispatches to the above were sent to the following addresses: Colonel H. M. Bowyer, Bonsack's; Brigadier-General Nicholls, Lynchburg; Major James M. Wade, Christiansburg.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Dublin, September 19, 1863.

Brigadier General G. C. WHARTON,

Glade Spring:

Have called on the home guards of Montgomery, Roanoke, Botetourt, Bedford, Wythe, Smyth, and Pulaski to aid you. Am afraid to order Sixtieth [Virginia Infantry] away. Communicate with the general by special courier if possible and ask the order from him.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Dublin, September 19, 1863.

Brigadier General G. C. WHARTON,

Glade Spring:

Have ordered the Sixtieth [Virginia] Regiment to your aid, and will send you quite a large body of home guards. Will order transportation as soon as I can, when they will be ready. Promptness, energy, and skill will yet bring us all right. I rely on you confidently, but use your forces to best advantage to aid General Jones, and defend the salt-works. Communicate with the general at all hazards, but in such a way as to guard against capture of dispatches. Will aid you by every means in my power. Inform General Jones of this move as soon as you can.

By order of Major General Sam. Jones:

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.