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Headquarters Virginia Forces,

Richmond, Va., May 4, 1861


Maj. A. Loring, Wheeling, Va.:


Major: The authority given you to call out volunteers in the service of the State, by my letter of the 29th ultimo, has, by the proclamation of the governor, of the 3d instant, been confined to the counties of Tyler, Wetzel, Marshall, Ohio, Brooke, and Hancock, and you will act accordingly.

Very respectfully, &c., your obedient servant,

R E Lee

Major-General, Commanding




Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 2, p. 802

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2017 November 27