its further occupation.
Therefore, the greater part of the troops that had been serving in Western Virginia
were ordered where their services would be more available, and General Lee
was assigned to the command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia
While the operations on Big Sewell were in progress, General Reynolds
made a descent from Cheat Mountain
and attacked the Confederate
position on the Greenbrier
This attack was promptly met by General H. R. Jackson
, and repulsed with considerable loss.
Soon after his return to Huntersville
, General Loring
was instructed to report to General T. J. Jackson
), then commanding in the Shenandoah Valley, to participate in a contemplated winter campaign.
About the same time I received orders from the War Office to report to General Lee
in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia