War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0640 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

June 15, 1864.

Major- General AUGUR;

The Secretary of War directs that you will proceed to Point Lookout and inspect the post and prison guard, ascertaining whether any of the garrison have been sent away; and if so, where and by whom. You will also report on your return any changes you may deem necessary in the command.

H. W. HALLECK.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA, Numbers 115.

Buchanan, Va., June 15, 1864.

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2. Brigadier General J. C. Sullivan, commanding First Infantry Division, will immediately make arrangements and issue the necessary orders for the return with regiment and a half of 100- days' militia, under Colonel Putnam, recently from Martinsburg, with the supply train. The train returning will take with it all prisoners, sick and wounded men able to travel, and the remaining wagons will be devoted to carrying north the families of refugees, white or colored.

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4. Captain A. V. Barringer, chief quartermaster, Department of West Virginia, will forward to Colonel A. H. Bowman, superintendent of the Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., the bronze statue of General George Washington, captured at the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, Va., to be placed in the grounds at the Military Academy, West Point, N. Y.

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By order of Major- General Hunter:

[CHAS. G. HALPINE,]

Assistant Adjutant- General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Fancy Farm, near Liberty, June 15, 1864.

Brigadier General J. C. SULLIVAN,

Commanding First Infantry Division:

GENERAL: From information received by the major- general commanding, it becomes vitally important that we concentrate and move with all available speed upon Lynchburg to- morrow. You will, therefore, exert yourself to have the train attached to your command pushed forward as far as possible this evening, detailing your command pushed forward as far as possible this evening, detailing your most careful and reliable officers to superintend the repairing and crossing of all difficult places in the road,and in every way getting ready for an effective and prompt start of your command by 5 a. m. to- morrow. The major- general commanding relies with confidence upon the putting forth of your best exertions this evening to secure the results which we have reason to expect to- morrow.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

[CHAS. G. HALPINE,]

Assistant Adjutant- General.