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Page 10 Chapter LV. OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA.

Md., and make a thought inspection of the camp of instruction for cavalry about to be established there by Brigadier General A. N. Duffie, commanding First Cavalry Division, making a full report of such inspection to these headquarters.

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By order of Brevet Major-General Crook:

P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,
Charlestown, Va., September 1, 1864.

Brigadier General W. W. AVERELL,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: I am in receipt of your note* of last night. I think the movement made against you yesterday was with the intention of causing General Torbert to fall back from up the Valley, and I think the enemy will return to their at Bunker Hill during the night or early this morning. In case they do this, follow them up closely with your advance guard. in case they should make, any attempt to cross the river let me know immediately; be sure and keep me constantly posted. The cavalry force up the Valley under General Torbert has as yet obtained no information whatever in regard to the enemy's movements.

Very respectfully,

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.


HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,
Charlestown, Va., September 1, 1864-10.40 a. m.

Brigadier General W. W. AVARELL,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: I am in receipt of your last dispatch. * Follow up the enemy and watch his movements. Your affair of yesterday is all right. General Torbert has not developed anything, yet, but probably will to-day; them we will all act in concert.

Respectfully,

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.


HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,
Charlestown, W. Va., September 1, 1864.

(Received 4 p. m.)

Brevet Major-General KELLEY,

Cumberland, Md.:

Have the stragglers been forwarded yet from Cumberland to Harper's Ferry? If not, send them at once, as they are useless to you while unarmed. They can be armed at the Ferry.

By order of Brevet Major-General Crook:

P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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* Not found.

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