War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0348 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Front Royal, Va., June 6, 1862.

Major General JAMES SHIELDS, Commanding Division:

SIR: The general commanding the department desires a report of the number of sick in your division as soon as it can be sent in. He wishes also that you would send in the weekly morning report as early as practicable, in order that he may keep himself informed of the condition of your command as regards the sick and men for duty. No report for last week has been received.

He also desires that the monthly returns for April and May be sent in as soon as practicable.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAML. BRECK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Front Royal, Va., June 6, 1862.

Major General E. O. C. ORD, Commanding Division:

SIR: The general commanding the department desires a report of the number sick in your division as soon as it can be sent in. He wishes also that you would send int he weekly morning report as early as practicable, in order that he may keep himself informed of the condition of your command as regards the sick and men for duty. No report for the last week has been received.

He also desires that the monthly returns for May be sent in as soon as practicable.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAML. BRECK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DETACHED BRIGADE,

Near Rectortown, Va., June 6, 1862.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Major-General McDowell's Div., Dept., of the Rappahannock:

SIR: The orders of Major-General McDowell for my command to resume its recently occupied position on the Manassas Gap Railroad was received on the afternoon of June 3, and I immediately withdrew my troops from Ashby's, Snicker's, and the other gaps, and have the honor to report that the railroad is guarded from the Shenandoah River to Manassas.

My troops are distributed in the following manner, the posting of the guards diverging along the road from the stations named:*

Disposition of command. - The cavalry force will be kept constantly scouting south of the lines through their entire length. The western section of the road is under the direct superintendence of Major H. Tyndale, and the eastern under that of Lieutenant Colonel G. De Korponay.

The instructions of Major-General McDowell through Colonel Haupt will be carried out.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. W. GEARY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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