Headquarters Virginia Forces,

Richmond, Va., May 4, 1861

Col. T. J. Jackson,

Commanding Virginia Volunteers, Harper’s Ferry, Va.:


Colonel: The letter addressed to you, of this day’s date, was erroneous. You will therefore destroy it, and, instead of extending your call for volunteers to the counties of Page, Pendleton, and Warren, as therein directed, extend it to the counties of Shenandoah, Page, Warren, and Rockingham, limiting the number of troops to that specified in letter of the 1st instant.

Respectfully, 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