of disputing the crossing of Cloyd's Net. General Crook ordered Colonel White's with a portion of in rear of the first line of the enemy.
General Crook having satisfied himself, turned to Coloneile these movements were being made, under General Crook's personal supervision, amid a terribly seR.
headquarter's General Crook's command, Meadow Bluff, West Va., May 25.ing, and to learn, through the kindness of General Crook and the officers of his command, all the p the war, and every time has failed, To General George Crook was left the honor of succeeding where .
To deceive the enemy as to the route, General Crook sent the Fifth Virginia infantry, Colonel would strike the railroad at Wytheville.
General Crook moved to Blacksburg on this day, and that s, as far as Christiansburg.
Averill rejoined Crook at Union.
Crossing the New River at Pepper'ellogg, Chief Division Medical Director of General Crook's command:
List of casualties.
Doc. 93. the burning of Chambersburg.
Chambersburg, August 24, 1864.
The defeat of Crook and Averell near Winchester, when pursuing the retreating rebels, was the first intimation given the border of another invasion; and even then little danger was apprehended, as Hunter's army was known to have been brought to Martinsburg, and rested and reorganized, and the Sixth and Nineteenth corps were also known to be on the line of the Potomac.
On Wednesday the twenty-seventh ultimo, it was known at headquarters here that our entire force was north of the Potomac, and the line from Hancock to Harper's ferry was well picketed.
General Couch had no troops — not even an organized battalion on the border.
He had organized six or seven regiments of one hundred days men; but as fast as they were officered and armed they were forwarded to Washington, in obedience to orders from the authorities.
He was left, therefore, with no force whatever to defend the border.
The national authoritie