War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 1180 Chapter LXIII. MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

[August 26], 1864 - 8 p. m.

Brigadier General J. H. WILSON:

Your note received.* Accept thanks. Officer also arrived. Signal officer North Mountain reports column of infantry moving up river from Williamsport, south side. If true it is probable that it is to cross at Dam. Numbers 5 and come down the river to assist in the crossing to-morrow morning. They cannot bring artillery, and the position is fair for us. I intend to see what they do it on, and if you can leave a sufficient guard for the ford at Shepherdstown and start for Hagerstown when the moon rises I shall feel sure of our being in a central position where we can deliver a blow that may hurt. I have written to General Sheridan about it. Please answer.

Very respectfully,

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. CAROLINA, Numbers 239.

In the Field, Va., August 31, 1864.

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XI. Brigadier General Gilman Marston, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the command of all the U. S. troops on the James River east of City Point and west of Fort Monroe. He will establish his headquarters at Wilson's Wharf.

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By command of Major-General Ord:

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. CAROLINA, Numbers 240.

In the Field, Va., September 1, 1864.

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XIII. Brigadier General O. S. Ferry, U. S. Volunteers, will report in person without delay to Lieutenant General U. S. Grant, commanding Armies of the United States.

By command of Major-General Ord:

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. CAROLINA, Numbers 241.

In the Field, Va., September 2, 1864.

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IX. Paragraph XI, Special Orders, Numbers 239, from these headquarters, is hereby revoked, and the command of Brigadier General G. Marston will, until further orders, consist of the troops stationed at Fort Powhatan, Wilson's Wharf, and Redoubt Herndon.

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By command of Major-General Ord:

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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* Probably 4 p. m., VOL. XLIII, Part I, p. 925.

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