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322 Southern Historical Society Papers.

ORGANIZING THE MARYLAND TROOPS.

HEADQUARTERS VALLEY DISTRICT,

STAUNTON, June 18, 1862.

The commanding officer of the Maryland line will move his com- mand this evening by the cars and encamp near Brigadier-General Lawton's camp east of the Blue Ridge.

T. J. JACKSON,

Major- General.

General Lawton had moved from Staunton preparatory to General Johnson's move on Richmond. He had only arrived some ten days before from Savannah, Ga. At this time the effort was being made to get all the Maryland troops in one command under, I think, General Steuart, of Maryland.

A. W. H.

ORDERS TO CONCENTRATE WHITING'S DIVISON.

NEAR MOUNT MERIDIAN, June 75, 1862. General W. H. C. Whiting, MechunC s River Depot :

Halt your advance at such point as you may desire until you get your division together.

T. J. JACKSON,

Major- General.

A TELEGRAM TO GENERAL LEE.

NEAR MOUNT MERIDIAN, June 75, 1862. General R. E. Lee, Richmond :

The reinforcements are ordered, as authorized by your telegram of yesterday.

T. J. JACKSON,

Major- General.

Please have good encampments selected for the troops, where there is plenty of wood and water, and, if practicable, drill-grounds.

Yours truly,

T. J. JACKSON,

Major- General.