War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0615 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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company officers will be held responsible for the enforcement of this order. Division commanders are enjoined to keep their respective commands always ready for action.

By command of Major- General Hunter:

P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Staunton, Va., June 9, 1864.

Colonel A. MOOR,

Commanding, &c.:

COLONEL: You will take up your line of march with the prisoners and train to Beverly without delay, taking with you your own regiment and such detachments as may be sent to report to you by Generals Crook and Averell. You will have command of the whole train, and will see that no enlisted men or officers are in the train without proper authority. You will exercise the utmost vigilance that none of the prisoners escape.

All this by command of Major- General Hunter;

I have the honor to be, colonel, very respectfully, yours,

[P. G. BIER,]

Assistant Adjutant- General.

HDQRS. SECOND CAV. DIV., DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Staunton, Va., June 9, 1864.

Colonel CHARLES G. HALPINE,

Assistant Adjutant- General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to request that an officer of considerable rank be detailed to take charge of the remnants of cavalry regiments now at the rear, reorganize them, and fit them for service. They are wholly useless in their present condition.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier- General.

HDQRS. SECOND INFTY, DIV., DEPT, OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Staunton, June 9, 1864. (Received 12.30 a. m. 10th.)

Brigadier- General Averell:

General Hunter has just sent word here that the enemy is in force within one- half mile of our picket, on the Greenville road. He directed General Crook to notify you of it, and to say that the information s reliable. The enemy came up since dark.

Very respectfully, &c.,

JAMES L. BOTSFORD,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

Staunton, Va., June 9, 1864.

Captain WILL RUMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant- General:

CAPTAIN: Major Capehart has just returned from a support to my pickets and a reconnaissance as far as Fishersville. Reports having