Series 1, Vol. 51, Part II, pp. 637-38
Adjt. And Insp. Generalís Office,
Richmond, October 27, 1862.
XII. Col. J. D. Imboden, First Regiment Virginia Partisan Rangers, is authorized to organize his cavalry into a battalion, commanded by a major, and to raise four additional companies of infantry, and by uniting them with his present infantry force to complete a regiment of ten companies of infantry. He is also authorized to organize and muster into the service such other companies of infantry as he may be able to organize, &c., before the 1st of December next, all the new companies to be raised on the same conditions as those already mustered into the service.
By command of the Secretary of War:
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: October 1862