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and Tuesday. It will probably be too late to get word to General Hunter, but he will likely get word through his large cavalry force. Such a force as he has should never be surprised or find difficulty in making their way to a place of safety if attacked by a superior force. The only apprehension I have for Hunter is that he may get out of ammunition.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant- General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, Numbers 149.

TWENTY- SECOND ARMY CORPS, Washington, D. C., June 17, 1864.

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3. All detachments of cavalry belonging to the Department of West Virginia now at Camp Stoneman will be consolidated, and, under command of the senior officer, be forwarded without delay to Harper's Ferry. On arrival they will report for further orders to the commanding officer at that point. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation by rail.

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By command of Major- General Augur:

C. H. RAYMOND,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Near Liberty, Va., June 17, 1864.

Captain WILLIAM ALEXANDER,

Acting Chief Quartermaster, Forces in the Field:

CAPTAIN: You will direct division quartermasters to burn all wagons that break down or cannot be transported; also, shoot all horses that give out on the road. Nothing must be allowed to impede the progress of your train.

By command of Major- General Hunter:

[CHAS. G. HALPINE,]

Assistant Adjutant- General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Little Otter Creek, June 17, 1864.

Brigadier- General CROOK,

Commanding Second Infantry Division:

GENERAL: I am instructed by Major- General Hunter to inform you that the enemy in force are drawn up in line of battle at New London to resist General Averell's advance. The major- general commanding therefore desires that you will at once move upon New London, in order to flank them and assist General Averell. The details of the movement are confided with perfect confidence to your discretion.

Very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

[CHAS. G. HALPINE,]

Assistant Adjutant- General.