III. All women present with this command will be at once sent to the rear, and none will be allowed to accompany the troops of this command.
By order of Brevet Major-General Emory:
DUNCAN S. WALKER,
HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, August 19, 1864.
Commanding 165th New York:
The general commanding directs that you move, after drawing rations, to Flowing Spring, four miles distant, in time to get there by daylight the 20th instant, to escort a forage train, now at Flowing Spring, to this place. It is important that your command arrive at Flowing Spring sufficiently early to start from there with the forage train at daylight.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,
D. S. WALKER,
GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. CAV., MIDDLE MILITARY DIV., No. 7. Charlestown, W. Va., August 19, 1864.
1. Major Russell, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, having reported for duty at these headquarters, in compliance with Special Orders, No. 9, headquarters Middle Military Division, dated August 19, 1864, is hereby announced as assistant adjutant-general of this command.
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3. LieutenantColonel Henry Page is hereby announced as chief quartermaster of the cavalry, Middle Military Division, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
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By order of Brigadier-General Torbert:
GEO. B. SANFORD,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, Charlestown, W. Va., August 19, 1864.
General W. MERRITT,
Commanding First Division:
GENERAL: The chief of cavalry directs me to send you the following instructions and information: A train with three days' rations and two days' forage have just started. The supplies will be issued as soon as possible and the trains sent to this point with sufficient escort. Ten wagon-loads of small-arm ammunition is on the train. The teams belong to your old train. Send those you have been using, and, in fact, all trains you can dispense with, to this point. Send at once