NA, VAF 5/2/1861

Hd Qrs Va Forces
Richmond Va. May 2, 1861
Brig Genl Cooke
Va. Volunteers
   You were telegraphed this morning to place Lt. Col. Taylor, or other experienced officer in command of the troops in and about Alexandria. The General directs that he be instructed to take measures to secure the guns, ammunition, and provisions and to unite with the officers of the Rail Road Companies {Orange & Alexandria RR and Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire RR} in securing all the rolling stock of their roads, and in effectually breaking up the roads themselves, should he be driven by force from that point.
I am sir
Very respectfully
Your obt servant
R. S. Garnett
Adjutant General
also at OR Series 1, Vol. 2, Page 795