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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Dublin, October 20, 1863.

Colonel JOHN McCAUSLAND,

Princeton:

Scout this side of New River with the Seventeenth [Virginia] Cavalry. General Echols and guard against a demonstration or movement by Pack's Ferry. In that event could you not move by Shanklin's Ferry? Communicate any move of Scammon's.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Dublin, October 20, 1863.

Colonel J. M. WADE,

Christiansburg:

Notify your men to be ready to turn out on short notice. General Averell is reported advancing on Lewisburg with 5,000 men. It is believed that Scammon will co-operate with him.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW.

NOTE.- Send similar messages to Colonel George P. Terrill, Salem; Captain G. A. Wingfield, Liberty; Major Joseph F. Kent, Wytheville, and James McDowell, at Fincastle. Bonsack's is, I think, the place for the latter.

ABINGDON, October 21, 1863.

Brigadier General A. R. LAWTON,

Quartermaster-General, Richmond:

I am detained here now for want of shoes. May I ask that you will hurry them forward? When may I expect them?

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

PETERSBURG, October 21, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Richmond:

The following has just been received from Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert, commanding at Ivor Station:

The flag-of-truce boat has arrived at Suffolk with 500 persons. Part of them will behere to-day.

GEO. E. PICKETT,

Major-General, Commanding.

PETERSBURG, October 21, 1863.

General S. COOPER:

The following dispatch just received from Colonel Herbert:

Would like to send down a flag of truce for the purpose of sending wagin train to bring up refugees.

A. HERBERT,

Commanding.