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under the gallant Ashby, organized. Is Gilmer's company necessary west of Staunton ? Please let me know where the cavalry are that belong to the Army of the Northwest. From what I learn they are probably with General Loring. Where is General Edward Johnson ? If he is still with you remember me to him very kindly, and ask him whether there are any objections to his cavalry being ordered to the vicinity of Staunton, if it is not already there.

Very truly yours,

T. J. JACKSON.

A CALL FOR ARTILLERY.

Please have the following telegraphed to General R. E. Lee :

BROWN'S GAp,/une n, 1862. Send four pieces of artillery with every thousand infantry.

t. J. JACKSON, Major- General.

MAJOR : Please forward the above by telegraph. I hope to get you a colonelcy.

Yours truly,

T. J. JACKSON.

The above telegram was one to General Lee, saying he need not send transportation with the troops or horses for the artillery, as they could be supplied by me at Staunton.

A. W. H.

AN OFFER OF PROMOTION.

BROWN'S GAP, June n, 1862.

MAJOR: Your letter of this date has been received. Please pro- vide one hundred and fifty-four-horse wagons.

How would you like to be a field officer of cavalry ? I don't know whether I can secure it or not, but desire to know your pleasure before taking any steps in the case.

Very truly yours,

T. J. JACKSON.

He wanted the wagons for the troops sent from the South and Richmond. He wanted to reorganize the cavalry, twenty-six com- panies of General Ashby 's command, Major O' Funster being the only field officer with General Ashby at his death.

A. W. H.

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