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the same evening had received information that General Hunter, commanding the troops in West Virginia, had reneral Grant informed me orally that he had directed Hunter to advance as far as Charlottesville, that he expecssible on my way westward. A copy of his letter to Hunter comprised my written instructions. Cold Harborramme would of course depend on the location of General Hunter when I should arrive in the region where it wouto the valley by General Lee as soon as he heard of Hunter's victory near Staunton, but now that my expeditionrdonsville, and from there to interpose between General Hunter and me at either Charlottesville or Waynesboroaprisoners taken during the day, I gathered that General Hunter, instead of coming toward Charlottesville, as I There was no doubt as to the information about Hunter's general location, however. He was marching towaruld have to fight a great deal before I could reach Hunter, now that the enemy's cavalry and Breckenridge's in
l D. Hunter, Commanding Department of West Virginia. When I had read the letter addressed to Hunter, General Grant said I would be expected to report directly to him, as Hunter had asked that day Hunter had asked that day to be wholly relieved, not from any chagrin at my assignment to the control of the active forces of his command, but because he thought that his fitness for the position he was filling was distrustedmaining where he could but remove me one degree from the headquarters of the army. The next day Hunter's unselfish request was complied with, and an order was issued by the President, consolidating tistricts constituted the Middle Military Division, and I was temporarily assigned to command it. Hunter's men had been bivouacking for some days past in the vicinity of MonocacyJunction and Frederick, but before General Grant's instructions were 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 availa
to make this valley untenable for the raiding parties of the rebel army. Very respectfully, P. H. Sheridan, Major-General Commanding. Brigadier-General A. T. A. Torbert, Chief of Cavalry, Middle Military Division. During his visit to General Hunter at the Monocacy, General Grant had not only decided to retain in the Shenandoah Valley a large force sufficient to defeat Early's army or drive it back to Lee, but he had furthermore determined to make that section, by the destruction of its the valley district while under his control not only supplying Lee with an abundance of food, but also furnishing him many men for his regular and irregular forces. Grant's instructions to destroy the valley began with the letter of August 5 to Hunter, which was turned over to me, and this was followed at intervals by more specific directions, all showing the earnestness of his purpose. City point, Va., Aug. 16-3:30 P. M., 1864. Major-General Sheridan, Winchester, Va.: If you can possi