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Richmond, Va., May 24, 1861

General Bonham, Manassas Junction, Va.:

Send an express to Colonel Hunton, at Leesburg, to destroy all the bridges of the Loudon and Hampshire Railroad as far down towards Alexandria as possible, and to keep you and General Johnston advised of the movements of the enemy towards Harper’s Ferry.

R E Lee,

Major-General, Commanding

 

Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 2, p. 872

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2019 March 20