L-J Ltr 18 Apr 1862
THE SOUTHERN TELEGRAPH COMPANIES
Received at Staunton Apl 18th 1862
By Telegraph from Richmond To Maj Harrison
Send the following to Genl E. Johnson Viz-
Keep in communication with Genl Jackson. Send back surplus ammunition and stores to Charlottesville.
Be prepared if necessary to retire to Staunton and Hold the Blue Ridge east of that place
R E Lee