War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0514 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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used to make them understand through the whole valley that it is best for all disaffected to keep quiet.

Let me know where each detachment is permanently stationed. The Eleventh Ohio will report to you instead of the Ninth Virginia. Your own regiment, Young's company, and a cavalry company will take care of the valley below Loup Creek. The Eleventh will take care of it above that. Let the companies of the Ninth Virginia be ordered to meet at Gauley and from there report to Colonel Skinner, at Meadow Bluff.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

[JULY 27, 1862.]

General COX:

The notorious A. G. Jenkins and his brother Jefferson.

Do you not think it advisable to have a company of cavalry here to operate in this case as scouts?

I have ordered my two companies down from Gauley; am looking for them this evening.

LIGHTBURN.

No; not till further orders.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, WASHINGTON, D. C.,

No. 25.

July 27, 1862.

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VII. Brigadier General J. P. Hatch, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from duty with the Second Corps d'Armee, and will report, without delay, for duty to Brigadier-General King, commanding at Fredericksburg, to be assigned to the brigade lately commanded by Brigadier General C. C. Augur.

VIII. Brigadier General John Buford, jr., U. S. Volunteers, will report for duty as chief of cavalry to Major-General Banks, commanding Second Corps d'Armee.

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By command of Major-General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

FALMOUTH, [July 28, 1862]-11.45 a.m.

Colonel SCHRIVER, Chief of Staff:

Our cavalry scouts went within 6 miles of Orange Court-House last evening without discovering any enemy. A contraband, who left Richmond at 3 a.m. yesterday and has just come in, reports but few troops in Richmond, a small cavalry force at Hanover Junction, and a very heavy force at Gordonsville and beyond. I sent this man to Washington this morning, as well as 13 prisoners.

RUFUS KING,

Brigadier-General.