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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, t