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Page 4 OPERATIONS IN MD., N. VA., AND W. VA. Chapter XIV.

December 18, 1861.-Reconnaissance to Pohick Church, Va.

19, 1861.-Skirmish at Point of Rocks, Md.

20, 1861.-Engagement at Dranesville, Va.

24-25, 1861.-Scout towards Fairfax Court-House, Va.

25, 1861.-Skirmish at Cherry Run, W. Va.

Skirmish at Fort Frederick, Md.

28, 1861.-Beckley (Raleigh Court-House), W. Va., occupied by Union forces.

29-30, 1861.-Capture of Suttonville (Braxton Court-House), and skirmishes in Clay, Braxton, and Webster Counties, W. Va.

Jan. 3, 1862.-Descent upon and skirmish at Huntersville, W. Va.

3- 4, 1862.-Skirmishes at Bath, W. Va.

4, 1862.-Skirmishes at Slane's Cross-Roads, Great Cacapon Bridge, Sir John's Run, and Alpine Depot, W. Va.

5- 6, 1862.-Bombardment of Hancock, Md.

7, 1862.-Skirmish at Hanging Rock Pass, or Blue's Gap,. W. Va.

8, 1862.-Skirmish on the Dry Fork of Great River, W. Va.

9, 1862.-Skirmish near Pohick Run, Va.

12-23, 1862.-Expedition to Logan Court-House and the Guyandotte Valley, W. Va.

26, 1862.-General G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, ordered from the Potomac District to Columbus, Ky.

29, 1862.-Affair at Lee's house, on the Occoquan, Va.

February 3, 1862.-Reconnaissance to Occoquan Village, Va.

7, 1862.-Expedition to Flint Hill and Hunter's Mill, Va.

8, 1862.-Skirmish at the mouth of the Blue Stone, W. Va.

14, 1862.-Affair at Bloomery, W. Va.

22, 1862.-Expedition to Vienna and Flint Hill, Va.

24, 1862.-Affair at Lewis' Chapel, near Pohick Church, Va.

25-May 6, 1862.-Operations in Loudoun County, Va.

March 3, 1862.-Skirmish at Martinsburg, W. Va.

5, 1862.-Skirmish at Bunker Hill, Va.

Skirmish near Pohick Church, Va.

7, 1862.-Skirmish near Winchester, Va.

7- 9, 1862.-Withdrawal of the Confederate forces from Evansport, Dumfries, Manassas, and Occoquan, Va.

7-11, 1862.-Advance of the Union forces to Centreville and Manassas, Va.

8, 1862.-Occupation of Leesburg, Va., by the Union forces.

9, 1862.-Skirmish at Sangster's Station, Va.

11, 1862.-Major-General McClellan relieved from command of the Armies of the United States-retaining command of the Army of the Potomac.

The Department of Western Virginia merged into the Mountain Department.

Skirmish at Stephenson's Station, near Winchester, Va.

11-12, 1862.-Winchester, Va., abandoned by the Confederates and occupied by the Union forces.

13, 1862.-Army Corps organized in the Army of the Potomac, and Generals McDowell, Sumner, Heintzelman, Keyes, and Banks assigned as commanders.

General Robert E. Lee "charged with the conduct of military operations in the Armies of the Confederacy."

14, 1862.-Brigadier-General Rosecrans, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Mountain Department.

14-16, 1862.-Reconnaissance to Cedar Run, Va.

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