War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0716 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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to Strasburg his evening. Sigel, with 7,000 men, moved to Front Royal to-day; is doubtless going to Grant via Chester Gap. Jackson is alone in front of Central railroad, looking toward Beverly. I have called out reserves of Augusta and Rockingham to go west if needed to aid Jackson.

J. D. IMBODEN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,

Dublin, May 5, 1864.

General R. E. LEE, At his Headquarters:

I have near 4,000 infantry and twelve pieces of artillery en route to Jackson River Depot to take cars. The First Brigade should reach there early Saturday morning. I start across country to-night for same point. Have telegraphed Imboden.

JNO. C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Major-General.

DUBLIN DEPOT, May 5, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Commanding, Richmond, VA.:

Under instructions from General Lee, I am moving my available force toward Staunton. If General Jones moves into Tennessee, this whole country will be at mercy of force now threatening from Kanawha. Please direct him in co-operation with General Jenkins to cover this front from Monroe County to Saltville. Please answer.

JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 105.

Richmond, May 5, 1864.

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XIX. Major General J. C. Breckinridge will select two batteries from the Thirteenth Battalion Virginia Artillery for duty in his department, after which Lieutenant Colonel J. floyd King, commanding the battalion, will proceed by railroad with the two remaining batteries to headquarters Army of Northern Virginia and report to General R. E. Lee, commanding, for assignment to Brigadier-General Alexander's artillery corps.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEW MARKET, May 5, 1864.

General BRECKINRIDGE, Dublin:

Enemy disappeared from my front in the night. I propose to move on Cumberland at once. Can you threaten Grafton? General Lee says Grant is crossing the Rapidan near Chancellorsville