From Richmond, April 4, 1862

General Joseph E. Johnston:

 

The movement of the troops directed from your line must immediately be made to this place. Enemy advancing in force from Old Point.

By order of the President:

R E Lee

 

 

 

Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Series 1, Volume 11, Part 3, p. 420

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2018 July 18