Head Quarters Camp Jefferson
Lt Col Saml Jones
Actg Ass Adjt Gen
Culpeper C H Va
I had the honour
to forward you on the 11th inst a report of the two
companies from Howardsville & Scottsville mustered
into the service of the State, with their condition as
to Arms &c. I now enclose you a full report
of their present condition today.
They have just received their Arms, Accoutrements
and Ammunition, and are now ready for service,
The County court have appropriated a sum of
money for the purpose of equipping the volunteers
of the county, and I was informed by several of
the committee today that the would furnish
these two companies with Tents during the
next week, or as soon as they could be made.
Having sent the Muster Rolls of these companies,
and now report them supplied with Arms Accou
-trements & Ammunition have no further report
to make of them. This complete my report up
to the 20th according to orders.
I received a letter from Capt Boyd of the Piedmont
Greys Nelson County, on yesterday morning,
in which he states his company (100 strong) will
arrive here on Monday the 20th inst. I also
received a letter from Capt Jno T Ellis of Amherst
C H this morning stating that his company
(of 80 to 84 men) will report here on Friday
next, Capn Rey of this county will be in
with his company on Tuesday next. I am
not enabled to say what is the condition of
these companies as to Arms &c, but will report
to you and send statement as soon as mustereed,
Most Respectully Your Obt Servant
Wm H Fry
Lt Col comdg
Samuel Jones, 1819-1887, graduated from West Point and saw service in the Mexican War. Chief of Artillery to Beauregard at 1st Mannassas. To Major General in 1862. Served in both the Department of Western Virginia and the Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
William H. Fry, 1821–1902, 1st Virginia Infantry.