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and Nelson's will follow Rodes' division. You will direct one of your brigades to move with the general trains and deployed as flankers on the right flank.

Respectfully,

J. A. EARLY,

Lieutenant-General.

BUNKER HILL, August 19, 1864.

Lieutenant General R. H. ANDERSON:

GENERAL: There is no enemy between here and Martinsburg, and a small force of cavalry is reported to be there, variously estimated at from 800 to 2,000; I have sent to see. No force this side of the Opequon, but a cavalry force reported about Smithfield. McCausland had skirmishing with a cavalry picket near where the railroad bridge crosses the Opequon and drove it across the stream. I wish McCausland to take position at the crossing of the road by Brucetown to Smithfield, and I think it would be well for Fitz Lee to picket the crossing of the Opequon, on the road from Winchester to Summit Point; he can communicate across by Jordan Springs. No wheat has been burned in this country, and if we can stay here we can live. I have sent Lomax to Martinsburg. I think Fitz Lee had better try and shove the enemy back on the Berryville road.

Respectfully,

J. A. EARLY,

Lieutenant-General.

[AUGUST 20, 1864. - For Lee to Seddon, reporting operations in the Shenandoah Valley, see p. 552.]

HEADQUARTERS VALLEY DISTRICT,

August 20, 1864.

General BRECKINRIDGE:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you have your command ready to move at sunrise to-morrow.

I am, general, respectfully, & c.,

A. S. PENDLETON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 197.

Richmond, August 20, 1864.

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XXX. Leave of absence for thirty days, for the benefit of his health, is granted Major General Robert Ransom, jr., Provisional Army, C. S.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.