War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0747 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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reached me from you which would imply such had been done.* I was directed by General Bragg to watch the enemy coming from Kanawha, and in co-operating with General Jenkins I found myself in the Department of Western Virginia. Now my command is in both departments, and I will continue to command both until further orders, or the arrival of a superior officer.

Very respectfully,

W. E. JONES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 119.

Richmond, May 23, 1864.

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V. In the absence of Major General J. C. Breckinridge, Brigadier General W. E. Jones will assume command of the Department of Southwestern Virginia.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 120.

Richmond, May 24, 1864.

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XVII. Colonel John McCausland (nominated brigadier-general) is hereby assigned to the command of Jenkins' brigade of cavalry.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 121.

Richmond, May 25, 1864.

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XIX. The Corps of Cadets, Virginia Military Institute, will report to Major General Robert Ransom, commanding, &c.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

TAYLORSVILLE, May 25, 1864.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War:

Since I withdrew General Breckinridge from the Valley three is no general commander. General Jenkins has since died. A good

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*See following order.

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