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ere written out, Hunter had conformed to them by directing the concentration at Halltown, about four miles in front of Harper's Ferry, of all his force available for field service. Therefore the different bodies of troops, with the exception of Averell's cavalry, which had followed McCausland toward Moorefield after the burning of Chambersburg, were all in motion toward Halltown on August 6. Affairs at Monocacy kept me but an hour or two, and these disposed of, I continued on to Harper's Fted, on account of the department they belonged to, the Army of West Virginia. General Torbert's division, then arriving from the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac, represented the mounted arm of the service, and in the expectation that Averell would soon join me with his troopers, I assigned General Torbert as chief of cavalry, and General Wesley Merritt succeeded to the command of Torbert's division. General Wright, the commander of the Sixth Corps, was an officer of high standin
by way of Harper's Ferry to watch his movements from Boonesboroa, and at the same time directed Averell, who had reported from West Virginia some days before, to take post at Williamsport and hold th Wilson joined me near Charlestown from his points of observation in Maryland, and the next day Averell crossed the Potomac at Williamsport and advanced to Martinsburg. Merritt's possession of Smlasted until the 3d of September, being undisturbed except by a combat near Bunker Hill between Averell's cavalry and a part of McCausland's, supported by Rodes's division of infantry, in which affai to Summit Point, but while reconnoitring in that region on the 3d he learned of the havoc that Averell was creating in his rear, and this compelled him to recross to the west side of the Opequon ande. Succeeding the discomfiture of Anderson, some minor operations took place on the part of Averell on the right and Mclntosh's brigade of Wilson's division on the left, but from that time until
s movement toward Newtown, but while busy with these preparations, a report came to me from General Averell which showed that Early was moving with two divisions of infantry toward Martinsburg. This Lieutenant Gustavus Urban. Second division:[From Department of West Virginia.] Brigadier-General William W. Averell. first brigade: Colonel James N. Schoonmaker. Eighth Ohio (detachment), Coloneof the Opequon at Stevens's and Lock's fords, and form a junction near Stephenson's depot, with Averell, who was to move south from Darksville by the Valley pike. Meanwhile, Wilson was to strike upde of infantry and some of Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry had been left back by Breckenridge, but, with Averell on the west side of the Valley pike and Merritt on the east, Torbert began to drive this opposnfantry and Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry with such momentum as to break the Confederate left, just as Averell was passing around it. Merritt's brigades, led by Custer, Lowell, and Devin, met from the start
h Fisher's Hill a great success removal of Averell the retreat capturing an old comrade the mtt over toward the Back road till he rejoined Averell. As Merritt moved to the right, the Sixth anved out on this new line, in conjunction with Averell's cavalry on his right, the enemy surmising, work of pursuit. It was nearly noon when Averell came up, and a great deal of precious time ha that they were abandoning Mount Jackson, yet Averell utterly failed to accomplish anything. Indeeon, Woodstock, Va., Sept. 23, 1864. Brevet Major-General Averell: Your report and report of signa Some little time after this note went to Averell, word was brought me that he had already carrg assigned to succeed him. The removal of Averell was but the culmination of a series of eventsestore matters to their normal condition; but Averell's dissatisfaction began to show itself immedid'g, &c., City Point, Va.: I have relieved Averell from his command. Instead of following the e[5 more...]