War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0666 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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evening. We expect to encamp at the Widow Scott's this evening. Direct General Duffie to scout and picket completely every road and path by which the enemy can advance on the Widow Scott's.

By command of Major-General Hunter:

[P. G. BIER,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

New Castle, Va., June 23, 1864.

Brigadier General W. W. AVERELL,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: You will leave Colonel Powell's brigade at the Widow Scott's, to report to the major-general commanding upon his arrival there to-day. On the arrival of our advance at the Widow Scott's, you will put your command in motion as our advance guard, and report to the major-general commanding in person.

By order of Major-General Hunter:

P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Sweet Springs, Va., June 23, 1864.

Brigadier General W. W. AVERELL,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs me to inform you that we will remain here to-morrow, and wishes you to send forward in the morning a portion of your command to make an effort to capture or disperse Thurmond's guerrillas, who are annoying a train of ours that passed on the 21st instant through on its way north. The inclosed communication,* from Major Shaw, Eighth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, will give you some information relative to the matter. Please let me know what action you will take in the matter.

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

[P. G. BIER,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

In the Field, June 23, 1864.

Brigadier General W. W. AVERELL,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: You will relieve the two sections of Battery B, Fifth U. S. Artillery, now with your division, and send them at once to report to Captain H. A. Du Pont, chief of artillery. If you need other pieces in their place send notice, and whether two or four pieces will be required and they will be sent to you at once.

By order of Major-General Hunter:

[P. G. BIER,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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