are in temporary command in my department. Morgan should report to me at once. If he is moving toward mouth of Sandy, he might sweep up Kanawha Valley and attack enemy now at Staunton in flank and rear. Telegraph me at Charlottesville.
J. C. BRECKINRIDGE,
LYNCHBURG, VA., June 8, 1864.
Chief Commissary, Salem or Dublin, Va.:
Collect all the supplies you can and forward to this place and Charlottesville. Communicate with me here and at Charlottesville.
JNO. C. BRECKINRIDGE,
GLADE SPRING, June 9, 1864.
Major General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE:
Your telegram received and has been forwarded to Colonel Witcher, who is picketing toward Pound Gap, with instructions to forward it to General Morgan at once. I do not think his command can be made available toward Staunton, as he passed through Pound Gap six or seven days since, intending to move to the interior of Kentucky.
G. B. CRITTENDEN,
CHARLOTTESVILLE, June 10, 1864.
The following just received from Frederick's Hall June 10:
Have every efficient man ready for service. I will be there in time. Telegraph Gordonsville.
All the forces from here have gone up to you. What shall I do?
GEO. J. MALLORY,
Lieutenant and Commanding Post.
RICHMOND, June 11, 1864.
Following dispatch from Lynchburg:
I have just received the following dispatch, which I forward:
"HEADQUARTERS VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE,
"June 10, 1864-6 p. m.
"I have just left McCausland's camp two miles below Lexington. He has been fighting Averell's cavalry, estimated at 5,000 strong, all day, from one and a half miles this side Staunton to Brownsburg, and his scouts report that Crook entered