War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0946 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY RESERVE BRIGADE,

August 28, 1864-11.30 a.m.

Cap. A. E. DANA,

Assistant Adjutant-General, First Cavalry Division:

CAPTAIN: I have possession of Leetown and of the Shepherdstown and Winchester pike at that place. About 100 mounted cavalry fled at our approach, our boys charging them. It is two miles of the Opequon. The infantry left here yesterday. A citizen reports quite a cavalry force in my front toward Winchester, which he estimates at eight regiments. Major Starr has gone toward the Opequon. The enemy all went down the pike toward Winchester when we charged. They belonged to Bradley Johnson. The infantry went toward Winchester when they left yesterday.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ALFRED GIBBS,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION,

August 28, 1864

Captain A. E. DANA,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: Captain Hanley, Ninth New York Cavalry, proceeded within half a mile of Summint Station; discovered the enemy's pickets (twenty men) near Widow Gregg's farm and drove them. The citizens reported Lomax's brigade camped near Summit Station.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

DI CESNOLA

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

AUGUST 29.

A reconnaissance has been sent toward Winchester this morning. The enemy have withdrawn their pickets this morning.

DI CESNOLA.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION,

August 28, 1864

Colonel CESNOLA:

I will camp near Middleway (Smithfield) to-night. Withdraw the main body of your command on the road you are on and establish your picket-line to connect with the Reserve Brigade on your right. A staff officer will be out to see your inspector-general.

W. MERRITT,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION,

Shepherdstown Ford, August 28, 1864-6.30 a.m.

Lieutenant Colonel J. W. FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: My division is here waiting orders. I sent an officer to Torbert, at Hagerstown, last night, who has just returned. Torbert will