Hanover Junction 25 May ’64
Genl J. D. Imboden
New Market Va.
Despatch of 24 rcd. Prepare for any advance of enemy. Get out your reserves keep yourself informed of his movements, & beat him back. The wagon trains are transporting his Supplies. I shall return Genl Breckinridge as soon as I can.
Source: Robert E. Lee Headquarters Papers, Mss3 L515a, Folder 9, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond
Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 March 18