After the Confederate surrender, Union troops occupied key southern towns. In this June, 1865, letter, Union General Charles Morgan writes General Alfred Torbert ordering him to send troops to Staunton to relieve General Isaac Duval.
Brevet Maj.-Gen. TORBERT,
June 5, 1865.
The major-general commanding directs that you send a brigade of infantry to relieve Gen. Duval's command from Staunton. On being relieved Gen. Duval's command will report at once to Gen. Emory, commanding Department of West Virginia, at Cumberland, Md. Send supplies for another month.
C. H. MORGAN,
Brig.-Gen. of Volunteers.
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 1256, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC, 1997.