War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0093 Chapter XLIX. THE LYNCHBURG CAMPAIGN.

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MAY 26-JUNE 29, 1864.-The Lynchburg Campaign.


May 26, 1864.-Advance of the Union forces from Cedar Creek, under command of Major General David Hunter.

30, 1864.-Brigadier General George Crook's command sets out from Meadow Bluff, W. Va.

June 2, 1864.-Affair at Covington, Va.

3, 1864.-Brigadier General William W. Averell's command sets out from Bunger's Mills, Greenbrier County, W. Va.

4, 1864.-Affair at Port Republic, Va.

Affair at Harrisonburg, Va.

Skirmish at Panther Gap, W. Va.

5, 1864.-Skirmish near Piedmont, Va.

Engagement at Piedmont, Va.

6, 1864.-Occupation of Staunton, Va.

10, 1864.-Skirmish at Middlebrook, Va.

Skirmish at Brownsburg, Va.

Skirmish at Waynesborough, Va.

11, 1864.-Skirmish at Lexington, Va.

Raid on Arrington's Depot, Va.

12, 1864.-Skirmish at Piney River, near Amherst Court-House, Va.

13, 1864.-Skirmish near Buchanan, Va.

13-15, 1864.-Scout from Lexington around Lynchburg, Va.

14, 1864.-Affair at New Glasgow, Va.

16, 1864.-Skirmish on Otter Creek, near Liberty, Va.

Skirmish at new London, Va.

17, 1864.-Skirmish at Diamond Hill, near Lynchburg, Va.

17-18, 1864.-Engagement at Lynchburg, Va.

19-29, 1864.-Retreat of the Union forces to Meadow Bluff, W. Va. (including skirmishers at Liberty, Va. (19th); Buford's Gap, Va. (20th); New Castle, Va., Sweet Sulphur Springs, W. Va., and Cove Gap, W. Va. (23d).


Numbers 1.-Major General David Hunter, U. S. Army, commanding Department of West Virginia, including operations June 2-July 14.

Numbers 2.-Composition and losses of the Union forces June 10-23.

Numbers 3.-Captain Franklin E. Town, Chief Signal Officer, including operations March 1-September 2.

Numbers 4.-Colonel William G. Ely, Eighteenth Connecticut Infantry, First Brigade, First Infantry Division, of engagement at Piedmont.

Numbers 5.-Colonel Jacob M. Campbell, Fifty-fourth Pennsylvania Infantry, Second Brigade, of engagement at Piedmont.

Numbers 6.-Brigadier General George Crook, U. S. Army, commanding Second Infantry Division.

Numbers 7.-Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes, Twenty-third Ohio Infantry, commanding First Brigade.

Numbers 8.-Colonel Abia A. Tomlinson, Fifth West Virginia Infantry, of engagement at Lynchburg.

Numbers 9.-Colonel William R. Brown, Thirteenth West Virginia Infantry.