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ORDERS.] HDQRS. SECOND INFTY. DIV., DEPT. OF W. VA.,

Staunton, Va., June 8, 1864.

The general commanding regrets to learn of so many acts committed by our troops that are disgraceful to the command, such as breaking open trunks of private citizens, &c., the utter disregard of General Orders, Numbers 11, by troops of this command. Brigade commanders must hold their officers responsible that this order is enforced. Supplies must not be taken by individuals, as their supplies are being collected by the division quartermaster for issue. By command of Brigadier General George Crook:

JAMES L. BOTSFORD,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 2nd INFTY. DIV., DEPT. OF W. VA., Numbers 19.

June 8, 1864.

Hereafter foraging parties will be sent out under the direction of the division commissary and quartermaster. Eighteen good men with three sergeants from each brigade and one sergeant from each battery will be detailed each day for this purpose, and will be provided with passes from the officer in charge. All other persons foraging will be arrested and marched under guard during the day and reported to the division provost- marshal upon arrival in camp. By command of Brigadier General George Crook:

JAMES L. BOTSFORD,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant- General.

OFFICE PROVOST- MARSHAL- GENERAL,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Staunton, Va., June 8, 1864.

Brigadier- General AVERELL,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: You will see that all private property and dwellings in the vicinity of your camp has a guard, to prevent soldiers from marauding. No soldier will be allowed to enter the town without a pass from division headquarters. When horses are sent into town to be shod they must be sent under the charge of a commissioned officer.

By order of Major- General Hunter:

D. H. HARKINS,

Major and Acting Provost- Marshal- General.

CUMBERLAND, June 8, 1864.

Major T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant- General, Martinsburg:

Colonel Mulligan, with the twenty- third Illinois, has arrived at New Creek. I have assigned him to the command of troops between Sleepy Creek and Piedmont. I will now take immediate steps to drive McNeill and Harness out of the south Branch Valley. I will