War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0964 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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force is concentrated at Bunker Hill. The general desires that you keep your command of the alert.*

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

By command of Major-General Wright:

C. A. WHITTIER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST NEW YORK DRAGOONS,

August 30, 1864.

Captain WILLIAM H. H. EMMONS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Reserve Brigade:

My vedettes on the right report about 300 cavalry to have moved to the right, striking into the Leetown pike and disappearing in the wood. The firing continues along the line, but not sharp.

H. M. SMITH,

Major, Commanding.

ORDERS.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

August 30, 1864-9.45 a. m.

The command will move at once on the pike toward Berryville, in the following order: first, Chapman's brigade, with Pennington's battery; second, ammunition and ambulances; third, McIntosh's brigade.

Brigade headquarters will move with the least possible baggage, one wagon, if possible, only.

By command of Brigadier-General Wilson:

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

August 30, 1864.

No wagons except ammunition and ambulance, and one wagon to each brigade headquarters, will be taken along; the remainder will be sent back to the division train at Bolivar Heights.

By command of Brigadier-General Wilson:

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION,

August 30, 1864-8 p. m.

The following order has just received from the chief of cavalry:

NEAR BERRYVILLE, VA., August 30, 1864-8 p. m.

GENERAL: The chief of cavalry directs that you send a strong reconnaissance in the direction of Winchester, at least as far as the Opequon; let the party start at daylight; also send well out in the direction of Millwood and White Post, and report any information of the enemy. Have all your command saddled at daylight.

M. A. RENO,

Captain and Chief of Staff.

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*Same to General Emory.

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