War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0481 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS KANAWHA BRIGADE,

Sunday Road, September 16, 1861.

General W. S. ROSECRANS, Camp Scott:

GENERAL: I have McCook's brigade three miles in advance, and an advance guard of three companies under Major Hines three miles in advance of him. No enemy within sight. We are getting arrangements made to-day for the permanet forward movement-getting up train from Gauley, &c. McCook is very desirous that his baggage may come forward at once. Will you please order your quartermaster to send to Gauley a large train of transportation wagons at once, so that there may be no delay in perfecting the arrangements of trains to supply this line direct. I have ordered the commissary and quartermaster at Gauley Bridge to do everything they can to facilitate businss, so that the increased work along the line may cause no confusion

In haste, respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS KANAWHA BRIGADE, Numbers 18.

Sunday Road, September 16, 1861.

The troops will move from camp, Sunday road, at 2.30 p. m. this day, 16th of Septemer, 1861, for Spy Rock. The Eleventh and Twenty-sixth Regiments, cavalry, and artillery will occupy the field on the right of the road beyond Alderon's. Headquarters will be at Alderson's house.

By order:

J. W. CONINE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, Numbers 153.

Washington, September 17, 1861.

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VI. Brigadier General A. S. Williams, U. S. Volunteers, after completing the duties on which he is now employed in Michigan, will repair to Washington and report for duty to the commanding general Department of the Potomac.

By command of Lieutenant-General Scott:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS KANAWHA BRIGADE,

Camp Lookout, September 17, 1861.

General W. S. ROSECRANS, Camp Scott:

GENERAL: We have made no forward movement to-day, McCook being in expectation of his train. Most of mine has arrived. My advance guard is at the foot of Sewell Mountain, and I expect it to report a reconnaissance to the summit. A scouting party of the enemy was on Sewell last night. Have heard of none nearer.

J. D. COX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

P. S.-Since writing the above your orders of yesterday are received, and will carefully followed.*

J. D. C.

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*See VOL. V, p. 602.

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