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Covington, sending all reliable information from there immediately.

Order Colonel Powell to report immediately with his brigade at these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Hunter:

[CHAS. G. HALPINE,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Near New Castle, Va., June 22, 1864.

Major-General HUNTER,

Commanding Department of West Virginia:

SIR: I occupy the junction of the Sweet Springs and New Castle roads. From citizens and a prisoner captured I have obtained the following information: Early, Breckinridge, Ransom, and McCausland are concentrating their forces at Salem. There were none of the enemy's forces at Buchanan last night. I have encountered no force of the enemy.

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

A. N. DUFFIE,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

In the Field, near New Castle, June 22, 1864-8 p.m.

Major T. QUINN,

Commanding First New York Cavalry:

MAJOR: You will remain with your command near Stone Run, some four miles in rear of this place, to-night, and picket all cross-roads within six miles. Information will be sent you as to further movements.

By command of Major-General Hunter:

[P. G. BIER,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CUMBERLAND, June 22, 1864.

Major-General STAHEL,

Martinsburg:

The Twenty-first New York Cavalry passed here this a.m. en route for Martinsburg. The Twenty-third Illinois leaves New Creek to-day. The Twenty-second Pennsylvania Cavalry will march from Green Spring as soon as the scout returns from Hardy County; they are expected to-morrow.

B. F. KELLEY.

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

June 22, 1864.

OFFICER IN CHARGE OF REAR:

SIR: As soon as you think it advisable to do so, you will send the bearer to order forward the pickets on the Blacksburg road.

By order of Major-General Hunter:

[P. G. BIER.]

Assistant Adjutant-General.