War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0654 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

June 20, 1864

Brigadier General GEORGE CROOK,

Commanding Second Infantry Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you leave one of your brigades with some artillery in the narrowest part of the gap with Brigadier General W. W. Averell, commanding Second Cavalry Division.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

June 20, 1864

Brigadier General GEORGE CROOK,

Commanding Second Infantry Division;

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you detail one section of artillery, if possible, from McCullin's battery to report at once to Brigadier General A. N. Duffie, commanding First Cavalry Division, on the road toward Salem.

I am, general, most respectfully, your obedient servant,

[P. G. BIER,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

In the Field, June 20, 1864.

Brigadier General W. W. AVERELL,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: You will occupy the gap in the narrowest place with your division where Colonel Oley, commanding brigade, was stationed by the major-general commanding this morning. You will at once send out scouts and a reconnaissance toward Fincastle and Liberty, reporting immediately to these headquarters any information you may obtain.

By command of Major-General Hunter:

[CHAS. G. HALPINE,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA

June 20, 1864.

Brigadier General A. N. DUFFIE,

Commanding First Cavalry Division;

GENERAL: You will keep a good lookout in the direction of Fincastle and Salem, and on any other roads leading toward your position sending out scouts toward Fincastle and Salem. You will also picket between your position and these headquarters and sent to the major-general commanding at once all information you may receive. You will also give the exact position of your division.

By command of Major-General Hunter:

[CHAS. G. HALPINE,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.