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CHAPTER XXIV.

OPERATIONS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, AND MARYLAND.

March 17 - September 2, 1862.

PART II.

REPORTS - June 26 - September 2, 1862.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.*

June 26, 1862. - The Mountain Department, Department of the Rappahannock, and Department of the Shenandoah merged into the Army of Virginia.

Major Gens. John Pope, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Army of Virginia.

Major Gens. N. P. Banks and Irvin McDowell, U. S. Army, assume command of the Second and Third Corps, Army of Virginia.

29, 1862, - Major General Franz Sigel, U. S. Army, assumes command of the First Corps, Army of Virginia.

Affair at Moorefield, W. Va.

29-30, 1862. - Reconnaissance from Front Royal to Luray, Va., and skirmish.

July 1, 1862. - Skirmish near Fort Furnace, Powell's Big Fort Valley, Va.

2, 1862. - Reconnaissance up Powell's Big Fort Valley, Va.

12-17, 1862. - Reconnaissance to Culpeper, Orange, and Madison Court-Houses, Va.

13, 1862. - Jackson's forces advance from Hanover Court- House upon Gordonsville, Va.

Skirmish at Rapidan Station, Va.

15, 1862. - Skirmish at Orange Court-House, Va.

Skirmish near Middletown, Va.

17, 1862. - Skirmish near Gordonsville, Va.

19-20, 1862. - Expedition from Fredericksburg to Beaver Dam Station, Va.

21, 1862. - Occupation of Luray, Va.

22, 1862. - Affair at Verdon, Va.

Reconnaissances from Luray to Columbia Bridge and White House Ford, Va.

22-24, 1862. - Reconnaissance to James City and Madison Court- House, Va.

23, 1862. - Major General Henry W. Halleck assumes command of the Armies of the United States.

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* Of some of the minor conflicts noted in this "Summary" no circumstantial reports are on file.

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