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General A. G. Jenkins to D. H. Hill, June 20, 1863, Murfee's Depot, page 908.I beg as a personal favor that you arrange to send my Brigade to join General Lee. I have sent scouts to Suffolk. No enemy, no gunboats.
General G. A,. Pickett, Berryville Pike, to General R. H. Chilton, A. A. G., A. N. Va., June 21, 1863, page 910.Wants his scattered command sent to him.
General Lee to General J. E. B. Stuart, June 22, 1863, page 913.Move with three Brigades into Maryland. (Two Brigades can guard the Blue Ridge and take care of your rear.) Take position on General Ewell's right. Place yourself in communication with him. One column will move by the Emmettsburg route, another by Chambersburg.
General Lee to General Stuart, June 23, 1863.I think you had better withdraw on this side of the mountain to-morrow night, cross at Shepardstown the next day and move over to Fredericktown. In either case, after crossing the river you must move on and feel the right of Ewell's troops, collecting information, provisions, &c.
General Lee to Davis, June 23, 1863, page 925.Urges withdrawal of troops from Carolina and Georgia under Beauregard and part at least pushed forward to Culpeper C. H. His presence would give magnitude to even a small demonstration and tend greatly to confound and perplex the enemy. Good results would follow from sending forward under General Beauregard such of the troops about Richmond and North Carolina as could be spared for a short time. The good effect of beginning to assemble an army at Culpeper C. H. would I think soon become

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