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[532] John H. Winder, Richmond, Virginia, stating the number of these prisoners and the route he will travel, and asking General Winder to provide the necessary rations and a guard to relieve your men and take the prisoners to Salisbury. Your detachment, as soon as relieved, will then return and report to you for duty. This telegram to General Winder should be repeated again and again till it is answered; but, meantime, the detachment of prisoners should be kept moving as fast as possible until General Winder sends to take charge of them. The commander of the detachment is hereby empowered to purchase rations, if necessary, for the prisoners and guard on Government account. But you will instruct him to call at once on Captain Cuntz, Issuing Commissary for this division, for so much as is immediately necessary. The commanding officer should also be instructed to use all care to prevent escape of prisoners, and to this end should see that his guard was adequately supplied with fire-arms and ammunition before it sets out.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. L. Dabney, Assistant Adjutant-General.

near Mount Meridian, June 13th, 1862.
Colonel — Yours of this date has been received. I have given the Chief Commissary of Subsistence orders to supply the hospital near Harrisonburg with subsistence. Do not permit any letter to be sent by flag of truce, unless it is first read by yourself. Please turn over the guns to the agent. Major Harman may send for the wagons and ambulances. I am gratified to see you had anticipated me respecting the wounded.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. J. Jackson, Major-General.

near Mount Meridian, June 13, 1862.
Colonel — Your second dispatch of yesterday has been received, and I congratulate you upon your success. Can you send one of the paroled Yankee doctors to attend to the wounded near the battlefield until Dr. McGuire can make some arrangements respecting them? Please send the captured horses to my camp, near Mount Crawford, to-day, and generally send all captures to the rear at the earliest practicable moment.

I wish you would send a scout in the direction of Conrad's store, and let it visit Keesletown and McGaheysville. It may not be necessary

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