Records Related to Augusta County Regiments

From: C. C. AUGUR, Maj.-Gen.
April 2, 1865.

Union General Christopher Auger reports to General Charles Morgan in April, 1865, on information gathered from a deserter from Staunton. The Confederate deserter gave Auger information on troop movements around Staunton.

Hdqrs. Middle Military Division, Winchester:

Washington, D. C.,

April 2, 1865.

The rebel deserter is now here. He says he left Staunton, to-morrow will be a week. There were but two companies there. He afterward saw a courier who told him that Pickett's division was on its way to Staunton from Lynchburg. He reports Rosser as having gone to Lee with his own and McCausland's divisions of cavalry, and that Lomax, with Imboden's and Jackson's brigades, were to reoccupy the Valley with what there is left of Early's infantry. He states the men are through the Valley now collecting all men on leave. He is a young Irish boy, apparently not very intelligent. It is only from the courier that he knows anything of Pickett's division. His report does not impress me as being very important. He brought his horse and equipments.


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 507, Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC, 1997.

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