GLADE SPRING, May 30, 1864.
Major C. S. STRINGFELLOW,
Colonel Jackson can go. Notify General McCausland to move east and occupy Jackson's place, thus vacated. Jackson will leave sufficient force to picket and report movements of enemy until relieved by McCausland.
W. E. JONES,
CENTRAL, May 31, 1864.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General:
By direction of General R. E. Lee, I am here on my way with my available force to co-operate with General Imboden in Valley. Colonel G. B. Crittenden commands in my absence; he has ample cavalry for pickets, enough artillery, and the reserve force. The bulk of my force will reach Lynchburg to-morrow.
W. E. JONES,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF WESTERN VA. AND EAST TENNESSEE, Numbers 6. Glade Spring, Va., May 31, 1864.
Colonel George B. Crittenden, C. S. Army, is hereby assigned to command of the Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee.
By order Brigadier General W. E. Jones:
WALTER K. MARTIN,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF WESTERN VIRGINIA AND E. TENNESSEE,
Glade Spring, June 1, 1864.
Brigadier General J. L. KEMPER,
Commanding Reserves, Richmond, Va.:
This department is threatened with invasion. The regular troops have all been withdrawn, and I will be dependent for its defense almost entirely upon the reserves. The organization of this force should be immediate, if anything is to be accomplished with it. I think it would be best to organize it in regiments and subjected to my orders.
G. B. CRITTENDEN,
Colonel, Commanding Department.
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 129. Richmond, June 3, 1864.
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XIII. Colonel E. G. Lee, Provisional Army, C. S., in addition to the other duties to which he has recently been assigned, will assume