Union General Christopher Auger reports in April, 1865, that Confederate General George Pickett's Division was seen moving through Staunton to fight in the Valley.
Cmdg. Middle Military Division, Winchester:
Washington, D. C.,
April 1, 1865
Gen. Gamble, commanding at Fairfax Court-House, reports that a rebel deserter just arrived there states that Pickett's division passed through Staunton on Monday last to join Early in the Valley.
I send the report for your consideration. I will have the deserter sent in here in the morning and get his story in full.
C. C. AUGUR,
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 444, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC, 1997.