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[166] liberty and peace shall in him find a defender. The progress of the army must then be forward.

(Signed,)

R. E. Lee, General Commanding. Gen. Henry R. Jackson, Monterey Line, furnished through Gen. Loring.

Official: Garnett Andrews, Lt. and A. A. A. G.

[3]

Special order No.—.

Headquarters, Camp on Valley River, 14th September. 1861.
The forced reconnoissance of the enemy's position, both at Cheat Mountain Pass and on Valley river, having been completed, and the character of the natural approaches and nature of the artificial defences exposed, the Army of the Northwest will resume its former position at such time and in such manner as General Loring shall direct, and continue its preparations for further operations.

The commanding general experienced much gratification at the cheerfulness and alacrity displayed by the troops in this arduous operation. The promptitude with which they surmounted every difficulty, driving in and capturing the enemy's pickets on the fronts examined, and exhibiting that readiness for attack which gives assurance of victory when a fit opportunity offers.

(Signed,)

R. E. Lee, General Commanding. Gen. H. R. Jackson, Monterey Line, through Gen. Loring.

Official: Garnett Andrews, A. A. A. G.

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