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Page 8 OPERATIONS INN. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

troops remained on the heights several days, skirmishing with the enemy, who made no serious attempt to carry the position. Brigadier-general Howe, having arrived from Washington, relieved General Sigel [July 8] by order of the war Department and assumed command of the Military District of Harper's Ferry, extending from the Monocacy west to Hancock. Soon after Major-General Hunter with his forces reached Harper's Ferry from the Kanawha Valley, and the rebels having gone round by Frederick, Md., toward Baltimore and Washington, he moved to Monocacy Junction; thence returned to Harper's Ferry; thence the forces, under command of Brigadier-General Sullivan, moved to Hillsborough, at which place General Sullivan was relieved by Brigadier-General Crook, who joined Major-General Wright's command, Sixth and Nineteenth Army Corps, at Purceville. The united forces them moved to Snicker's Gap, where the troops under General Crook engaged the enemy. Major-general Wright, with the Sixth and Nineteenth Army Corps, having returned to Washington, Brigadier-General Crook moved up to Winchester.

July 24.- Fought the battle of Kernstown, which resulted in his retreat by way of Martinsburg and Shepherdstown to Harper's Ferry.

MAY 2-19, 1864.- Expeditions against the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

May 2, 1864.- Expedition under command of Brigadier General George Crook, U. S. Army, sets out from the Kanawha River.

4, 1864.- Affair at Callaghan's Station.

5, 1864.- Expedition under command of Brigadier General William W. Averell, U. S. Army, sets out from Logan Court-House.

6, 1864.- Skirmish at Princeton.

8, 1864.- Skirmish at Jeffersonville.

9, 1864.- Engagement at Cloyd's Mountain, or Cloyd's Farm.

10, 1864.- Engagement at Cove Mountain, or Grassy Lick, near Wytheville.

Skirmish at New River Bridge.

11, 1864.- Skirmish at Blacksburg

12-13, 1864.- Skirmish near Newport, at Brown's Ferry, Salt Ponds (or Salt Pond Mountain), and Gap Mountain.

15, 1864.- Averell's and Crook's commands unite at Union.

19, 1864.- The Union forces reach Meadow Bluff.

REPORTS, ETC.*


Numbers 1.- Brigadier General George Crook, U. S. Army, commanding Second Infantry Division, Department of West Virginia, &c.


Numbers 2.- Return of Casualties in the Union forces in the engagement at Cloyd's Mountain.


Numbers 3.- Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes, Twenty-third Ohio Infantry, commanding First Brigade, of engagement at Cloyd's Mountain.


Numbers 4.- Lieutenant Colonel James M. James M. Comly, Twenty-third Ohio Infantry, of engagement at Cloyd's Mountain.


Numbers 5.- Colonel Hiram F. Devol, Thirty-sixth Ohio Infantry, of engagement at Cloyd's Mountain.

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* See also itinerary, p. 5.

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Page 8 OPERATIONS INN. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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