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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
August 15, 1862


Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
Series 1, Vol. 51, Part I, p. 738

Special Orders,
No. 150.

Hdqrs. District of the Kanawha.
Flat Top Mountain, August 14, 1862.

1.The First Provisional Brigade will move to Camp Piatt, taking up its march at 3 o’clock to-morrow morning. The detachment of Twenty-third Regiment at Pack’s Ferry will thoroughly destroy all boats, large and small, in that vicinity, doing the same as secretly as possible after dark to-night.

2. Colonel Moore, with the Second Provisional Brigade, will move to Raleigh Court-House, starting at the time above ordered. At Raleigh he will leave the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-fourth Ohio, and proceed to Camp Piatt with the Twenty-eighth, Simmonds’ battery, and Schambeck’s cavalry. Captain McMahan’s company, Second Virginia Cavalry, will accompany the Second Brigade and be under Colonel Moor’s command to Raleigh, and will there report to Colonel Siber, Thirty-seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

3. The whole movement will be conducted in the best order possible, and the destination will be concealed from all except officers immediately and necessarily obliged to be informed. Each evening rations for the next day will be cooked, and the march will be commenced each morning at the same hour. Commandants of brigades will see that all possible means are taken to keep the columns well closed, to prevent straggling and make speed.

By command of Brig. Gen. J. D. Cox:

G. M. Bascom,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.


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