War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0752 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W.VA.,MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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temporary command of the post at Staunton, Va., and will do all in his power to organize the local forces and to aid in the defenses of the Valley.

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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 130. Richmond, June 4, 1864.

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XX. The horses impressed by General Smith, superintendent Virginia Military Institute, from the farmers of Rockbridge County for the artillery attached to the Corps of Cadets will be immediately returned to their proper owners.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 138. June 4, 1864.

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VI. Brigadier General John McCausland is assigned to the command of the cavalry brigade lately commanded by Brigadier General A. G. Jenkins, and will report to Brigadier General W. E. Jones, commanding, &c.

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By command of General R. E. Lee:

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WESTERN VIRGINIA AND E. TENNESSEE,

Glade Spring, Va., June 4, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

On the 31st of May Brigadier General W. E. Jones turned over the command of the Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee to me. What are the geographical limits of my command?

G. B. CRITTENDEN,

Colonel, Commanding Dept. of Western Virginia and East Tennessee.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WESTERN VIRGINIA AND E. TENNESSEE,

Glade Spring, June 4, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

SIR: The command of the Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee having accidentally devolved upon me, I request that the Government order here an officer in whom it has confidence to relieve me of the command.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. B. CRITTENDEN,

Colonel, C. S. Army, Commanding Dept. of W. Va. and E. Tenn.