War of the Rebellion: Serial 060 Page 1236 OPERATIONS IN N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLV.

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Richardson's Battalion. *


Major M. B. MILLER.

Donaldsonville (Louisiana) Artillery.

Huger (Virginia) Artillery.

Lewis (Virginia) Artillery.

Norfolk (Virginia) Light Artillery Blues.


Horse Artillery.

Lieutenant Colonel JAMES DEARING.


Breathed's (Virginia) battery.

Harth's (South Carolina) battery.

McGregro's (Virginia) battery.

Shoemarkers' (Virginia) battery.

Thomson's (Virginia) battery.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A., Richmond, Va., March 21, 1864.

General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE, Dublin Depot, Va.:

I have information from various sources that Averell is preparing and intending another raid. You are probably more fully informed, and I give the information only from more abundant caution.


Secretary of War.

UNION, MONROE COUNTY, VA., March 21, 1864.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond, Va.:

Your dispatch of this date received. I have some reports also of an advance from Kanawha Valley. I have directed Colonel Jackson to look to railroad bridges over Jackson's and Cow Pasture Rivers. His force is small and ought to be supported when necessary by any available troops in Rockbridge or Augusta. While threatened from Kanawha Echols cannot leave the line of Greenbrier.



RICHMOND, March 21, 1864.

General R. E. LEE, Commanding &c.:

GENERAL: I had the honor to receive, on the 14th instant, yours of the 10th instant. Appreciating fully the great importance and extreme difficulty of supplying the Army with food and forage, I have spared no efforts to have them promptly transported from the far South, now our almost sole reliance. Great pressure has recently been brought to bear on the main trunk railways by the stoppage of passenger trains, express cars, &c., and a very large amount of corn and commissary stores have reached Richmond in the few days that have elapsed since I had the pleasure of seeing you here. Scarcely before during this war have so many public


*Formerly Garnett's battalion.