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[167] proceed with the remainder along the turnpike in the direction of Huttonsville, leaving the camp in sufficient time to reach the eastern summit of Cheat by break of day on Thursday, the 12th inst. In making this movement he will exercise extreme caution in approaching the enemy's pickets, so as to cause no alarm before hearing firing in his front. So soon as such firing shall be heard he will press as rapidly forward as possible without too much exposure to his command.

2. The troops of Colonel Johnson's advancing column will carry with them a full supply of ammunition and two days rations of cooked provisions.

By command of


[5] reorganization of the Army of the Northwest. (Va.) order of Gen. W. W. Loring. General order no. 20.

headquarters Army of the Northwest, Camp near Winchester, Va., December 31, 1861.
The following reorganization of the Army of the Northwest is published for the information of all concerned:

First brigade, Brigadier-General S. R. Anderson.

1st regiment Tennessee volunteers.

7th regiment Tennessee volunteers.

14th regiment Tennessee volunteers.

Danville artillery.


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