War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0714 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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RICHMOND, May 4, 1864.

Major General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Dublin:

General William E. Jones will not move so as to endanger the iron or salt-works. His instructions have been modified in reply to his dispatch, but enemy is pressing on Johnston from Knoxville, and nothing short of sternest necessity should keep Jones from following. He should also thereby cover roads into North Carolina to prevent cavalry raids feared there. Telegraph a reply.

BRAXTON BRAGG,

General.

[Indorsement.]

MAY 4, 1864-9.30 p. m.

Will answer as soon as General Lee answers my dispatch of this date. Have dispatched General Jones to wait till I hear from General Lee.

J. C. B.

Answered this May 5, after receiving General Lee's dispatches.

J. C. B.

GLADE SPRING, May 4, 1864.

Major-General BRECKINRIDGE,

Dublin:

I am ordered by General by General Bragg to push my cavalry forward in Tennessee. I have notified him of the state of affairs here and asked if I must withdraw my support to you. My bridge will be near Jeffersonville to-day. Morgan is near Saltville. Both are to move to you if needed.

W. E. JONES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

DUBLIN, May 4, 1864.

Brigadier General W. E. JONES,

Glade Spring:

I have telegraphed General Bragg, and expect answer this evening. News from east is such that I do not think you should change present dispositions till we hear more. I will telegraph you at earliest moment.

JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Major-General.

DUBLIN DEPOT, VA., May 4, 1864-9.15 p. m.

Brigadier General WILLIAM E. JONES,

Glade Spring, Va.:

Have just received dispatch from General Bragg, and expect one during the night from General Lee, which may produce an entire change of action. Please wait till you hear from me.

JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Major-General.