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Civil War Dispatch May 10, 1864
Gen. John Breckinridge

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This is referenced in Smith's letter to Breckinridge, dated May 11, 1864Francis H. Smith, circa 1862 

Staunton, Va., May 10, 1864 

Maj. Gen. F.H. Smith, Supt. VMI
Sigel is moving up the Valley--was at Strasburg last night. I cannot tell you whether this is his destination. I would be glad to have your assistance at once with the cadets and the section of artillery. Bring all the forage and rations you can. Have the reserves of Rockbridge ready, and let them send at once for arms and ammunition, if they cannot be supplied at Lexington.
Yours respectfully, John C. Breckinridge, Major General.