Records Related to Augusta County Regiments

From: N. M. CURTIS, Brig.-Gen. and Chief of Staff.
May 4, 1865.

General Newton Curtis writes General Edward Ord in May, 1865, concerning the surrender of Confederate forces. He mentions cavalry going to Staunton to accept Confederate General Thomas Rosser's surrender, and also says that the Army of the Potomac will march through the town.

Maj.-Gen. ORD,
Cmdg. Department of Virginia, Fort Monroe:

Richmond, Va.,

May 4, 1865.


Voris has gone with his regiment forty miles out on the Virginia Central Railroad, with orders to extend his command to the mountains. The Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry are under orders, by direction of Gen. Halleck, to march to Staunton to receive the arms and public stores of Rosser's command, which are to be collected and paroled there the 10th instant. The Army of the Potomac are to march through the city at 9 a.m. to-morrow. I gave Col. Smith permission to suspend the order for the execution of the colored soldier for committing rape. An order from the War Department requires such cases to be submitted to the President. No further orders having been received from Washington permitting the ship to sail with paroled prisoners, I have directed all to wait here until a final decision is given.

Brig.-Gen. and Chief of Staff.

Bibliographic Information : Letter Reproduced from The War of The Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Volume 46, Serial No. 97, Pages 1088, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC, 1997.

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