War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0157 Chapter XLIX. THE LYNCHBURG CAMPAIGN.

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Lynchburg, and burnt Concord dept, on South Side Railroad, and pushed on before daylight to Campbell Court-House. I have sent an adequate force to try and overhaul them. They are believed to be making for the Danville railroad to destroy bridges. I have telegraph General Bragg to notify him of the danger to that road; have also apprised him of whereabouts and the state of affairs here. Your speedy arrival here is of vast importance. There is nothing in the way of your coming by the most direct route except the force of cavalry under Duffie, which I hope we can break up. As soon as it is ascertained positively that Hunter is moving upon this place from Buchanan I will dispatch other couriers to you . My men and horses are much jaded, but I hope be able to do good service to-day.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,



Major General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Commanding, &c.

JUNE 14, 1864-12 m.

Your dispatch, by Captain McCue, is just received. I will move with all haste to cut off enemy in Amherst from escape to the Valley. If you advance directly this way we will catch the whole force in Amherst. I telegraph McCausland to move to Waugh's Ferry and the Cadets to hold the rope ferry. This will force him out to the east.




LYNCHBURG, June 14, 1864-12.40 p. m.

Dispatch just received from general Breckinridge. he is now between Lovingston and this place, advancing rapidly. I have ordered troops to every ford and mountain pass from Amherst, and hope to cut off retreat of entire force in that county. General Breckinridge will reach here by to-morrow morning.



General B. BRAGG.

JUNE 16, 1864-6.30 a. m.

Your order of 9 p. m. June 15 was received at 3 a. m. I will move forward this morning as directed, and join McCausland. i sent order for several detachments, numbering over 600 men, to join me. I sent Colonel Imboden to Lynchburg yesterday to collect the detachments that been sent to capture the raiders in Campbell Hunter's entire army moving via Peaks of Otter. The last of his forces left Buchanan yesterday evening. I have sent your order to Colonel Shipp, of the Cadets. My horses are playing out