War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0642 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

June 16, 1864.

General A. N. DUFFIE,

Commanding First Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: It is important that you should move your command as early as practicable on the road to Liberty. Please send me word when you commence to move, and keep me informed during the day of anything important that occurs within your observation.

I am, general, very respectfully, yours,

D. HUNTER,

Major- General, Commanding.

P. S.- You will keep in rear of General Sullivan and his train as yesterday.

By command of Major- General Hunter:

CHAS. G. HALPINE,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

In the Field, June 16, 1864.

General Duffie, commanding Cavalry Division, will immediately send a couple of squadrons to scout the country toward Balcony Falls, and collect all available information, reporting the result without delay to the ese headquarters. Find out where Breckinridge is.

By command of Major- General Hunter:

CHAS. G. HALPINE,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

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

Four Miles from Liberty C. H., Va., June 16, 1864- p. m.

Lieutenant- Colonel HALPINE,

Assistant Adjutant- General, Dept. of West Virginia:

SIR: Parties have been sent in all directions to obtain information of the enemy and his movements, besides the squadron sent on the Balcony Falls road. Everything is closed up, and my column is moving. I have not yet received any information of importance. I hope to- night to be able to give you the whereabouts of [Breckinridge].

I am, colonel, very respectfully, &c.,

A. N. DUFFIE,

Brigadier- General of Volunteers, Commanding.

ADJUTANT- GENERAL'S OFFICE,

June 16, 1864.

Major General J. STAHEL, U. S. Volunteers,

Martinsburg, W. Va.:

Telegram received. General Halleck directs that any communication you have to make to him be sent in writhing and by messenger. Acknowledge receipt.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant- General.