War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0400 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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WILLIAMS' DIVISION.*

Brigadier General A. S. WILLIAMS.

First Brigade.

Brigadier General S. W. CRAWFORD.

5th Connecticut, Colonel George D. Chapman.

10th Maine, Colonel George L. Beal.

28th New York, Lieutenant Colonel E. F. Brown.

46th Pennsylvania, Colonel Joseph F. Knipe.

Third Brigade.

Brigadier General GEORGE S. GREENE.

2nd Massachusetts, Lieutenant Colonel George L. Andrews.

27th Indiana, Colonel Silas Colgrove.

29th Pennsylvania, Major Michael Scott.

3rd Wisconsin, Colonel Thomas H. Ruger.

DETACHED COMMANDS.

Cavalry Brigade.

Brigadier General JOHN P. HATCH.

1st Maine (five companies), Lieutenant Colonel C. S. Douty.

5th New York, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Johnstone.

1st Vermont, Colonel C. H. Tompkins.

Artillery.

1st N. Y., Bat'y M, Captain Geo. W. Cothran.

Pennsylvania, Battery F, Captain R. B. Hampton.

4th U. S., Battery F, Captain C. L. Best.

Cavalry.

1st Michigan (8 cos.), Colonel T. F. Brodhead.

MANASSAS, VA., June 17, 1862-10.45 p. m.

Major-General BANKS,

As Winchester or Washington:

I beg to acquaint you that General Hartsuff's brigade has moved here to-day; that General Ricketts' will follow to-morrow, and that General Shield's division is now in Front Royal, where I will thank you to support him, in case it should be necessary, until he can be withdrawn. The fords of the Shenandoah are now practicable, all General Bayard's brigade having passed over.

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Manassas, June 17, 1862.

Major-General SHIELDS, Front Royal:

The major-general commanding directs that you take every measure to prevent the approach of the enemy upon you during the time you remain at Front Royal. Send out your cavalry force some 10 or 15 miles. Require them to be on the alert night and day, and at least half to have their horses saddled and ready for action; that they throw out their parties well to the front to give timely notice of any approach of a hostile force. Establish some on the Chester Gap road far enough to keep watch on any party that may be sent against the road between Front Royal and Thoroughfare Gap. Keep your force constantly in hand ready for service at any moment. General Banks has been requested to support you if you should need it.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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*No Second Brigade in existence.

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