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crossing to hold these passes, and to hold Keye's Gap with infantry, so that General Merritt could use him up. At 10:17 that night Sheridan replied: “Go on with your programme.” Gen. Stevenson immediately issued special orders, No. 103.
    11. Col Pierce (12th Pennsylvania Cavalry) will move promptly at 4 o'clock tomorrow morning with his regiment, every man with sixty rounds of ammunition, two days' rations and forage, so as to occupy Gregory's Gap and the Hillsborough crossing of the Blue Ridge by daylight tomorrow morning (November 29).
    Send out pickets along the top of the mountain to cover the mountain paths; cross Shenandoah River at Kabletown. This part of the combined movement must not fail. Snicker's Gap and Keye's Gap will be occupied by other troops.
    There will be a grand drive for Mosby on east side of the ridge, and he must not be permitted to escape by either Gregory's Gap or Hillsborough road crossing. Connect your command with pickets along the top of the mountain from Gregory's Gap to Hillsborough road. The command will remain at these gaps until Thursday morning unless ordered to return to camp sooner. A proper camp guard will be left in the camp at Charlestown. * * *
    By order Brig. Gen. Stevenson.
S.F. Adams, A. A. A. Gen.


    Capt. John B. Fite's Company D of Johnstown was a part of this regiment until it was consolidated with the 110th Regiment, June 22, 1864.
    This regiment, organized while in camp in Camden, New Jersey, May 31, 1862, was ordered to the Peninsula to joint McClellan's army on the 25th of June, and arrived at Harrison's Landing about July 4th. A month later it took part in the engagement at Malvern Hill, and on the 15th marched to Yorktown, where it embarked for Alexandria to join Pope's army. On the 26th, leaving Warrenton Junction by rail and marching to Bristoe Station, it found Jackson far in the rear of Pope's army. A severe battle ensued for two hours before the Union forces charged the enemy, causing them to fall back. It was actively engaged in the Second Bull Run battle on the 29th, and the following day was in the fight on the Sudley Spring Road, and on September 1 was at Chantilly when Gen. Phil Kearny was killed. The regiment was then taken to the defences at Washington and remained there until November. On the 16th it joined Gen. Burnside at Fredericksburg, Virginia, where it

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