War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0914 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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commands, and will at once relieve all officers now on duty with them belonging elsewhere, except the aides-de-camp general officers are authorized by law to have.

By order of Brevet Major-General Crook:

P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA, No. 154.

Camp near Halltown, W. Va., August 25, 1864.

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2. After complying with Special Orders, No. 14, current series, headquarters Middle Military Division, Brigadier General A. N. Duffie, commanding First Cavalry Division, will proceed overland with the remaining regiments of his division, via Hagerstown, Md., to Hancock, Md., and from thence by rail to Cumberland, Md., and there establish a camp of instruction, where he will remount his division by regiments as rapidly as possible, the quartermaster's department supplying the necessary horses. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By order of Brevet Major-General Crook:

P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

POINT OF ROCKS, MD., August 25, 1864-8.35 p.m.

Brigadier-General STEVENSON:

All quiet along my line. No enemy in Loudoun County. Will leave this place to-morrow at 6 a.m.

A. N. DUFFIE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 1ST. CAV. DIV., ARMY OF W. VA., No. 35.

Point of Rocks, Md., August 25, 1864.

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VIII. In accordance with Special Orders, No. 14, extract 10, headquarters Middle Military Division, the following-named regiments are hereby detached from this division and will report as designated below: First New York (Lincoln) Cavalry to Brigadier General W. W. Averell, at Fair Play, near Williamsport, Md.; Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry to Brigadier General J. D. Stevenson, commanding Military District of Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

By command of Brigadier-General Duffie:

E. W. CLARK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

Halltown, Va., August 25, 1864-6.30 p.m.

Brigadier General W. W. AVERELL,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: When I sent you directions this afternoon I was under the impression that Merritt would cross at Shepherdstown, which is not