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ved by way of Charlestown and Summit Point to Clifton; General Emory, with Dwight's division of thehe left of the position of the Sixth Corps at Clifton; General Crook's command, moving on the Kable0 my infantry occupied a line stretching from Clifton to Berryville, with Merritt's cavalry at Whitght and Crook to follow through Winchester to Clifton the next night. For the cavalry, in this , Crook and Wright resumed their march toward Clifton, Wright, who had the rear guard, getting that That day I moved the Sixth Corps by way of Clifton to Flowing Spring, two and a half miles west Smithfield. Crook continued to hold on near Clifton until the next day, and was then moved into pith the intention of occupying a line between Clifton and Berryville the moment matters should so sd that afternoon Wright went into position at Clifton, Crook occupied Berryville, and Emory's corpst of much importance occurred. The line from Clifton of Berryville was occupied by the Sixth Corps
Chapter I Organizing scouts Miss Rebecca Wright important information Decides to move on Newtown meeting General Grant organization of the Union Army opening of the battle of the Opequon death of General Russell a turning movement a successful cavalry charge victory three loyal girls appointed a Brigadier General in the regular Army remarks on the battle. While occupying the ground between Clifton and Berryville, referred to in the last chapter of the preceding volume, I felt the need of an efficient body of scouts to collect information regarding the enemy, for the defective intelligence-establishment with which I started out from Harper's Ferry early in August had not proved satisfactory. I therefore began to organize my scouts on a system which I hoped would give better results than had the method hitherto pursued in the department, which was to employ on this service doubtful citizens and Confederate deserters. If these should turn out untrustworthy,