War of the Rebellion: Serial 015 Page 0027 Chapter XXIV. GENERAL REPORTS.

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NEW YORK, N. Y., December 31, 1865.

In connection with others specially alluded to, the following telegrams, extracts, reports, &c., gleaned from private memoranda of myself or members of my staff, and numbered 1 to 30, are appended to the foregoing report of operations in the Mountain Department. It is not unlikely that dispatches received from the President may be also on file at the War Office. I will ask, however, to have his own included with the rest, as they serve to make clearer points presented. I would here add that for the topographical map of Cross Keys forwarded with report, * I am indebted to my late chief of artillery, Lieutenant-Colonel Pilsen.

J. C. FREMONT,

Late Major-General, Commanding Mountain Department.

[Numbers 1.]

HARPERS'S FERRY, April 12, 1862.

Major-General FREMONT:

Secretary sends me after Blenker. No news of him here. Will dispatch you when I learn his whereabouts. Anything to me will reach at Winchester.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army.

[Numbers 2.]

WHEELING, April 12, 1862.

Brigadier-General ROSECRANS,

Winchester:

Secretary telegraphs me Blenker's division at Salem. I recall an officer I had sent after it. When you find the division let me know its force, and bring it directly across to Moorefield.

J. C. FERMONT,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Numbers 3.]

WINCHESTER, April 12, 1862.

Major-General FREMONT:

Will bring Blenker's division to Moorefield.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Brigadier-General.

[Numbers 4.]

WOODSTOCK, April 15, 1862.

Major-General FREMONT:

Rosecrans left this morning for Blenker's division, now at Berry's Ferry. One brigade goes at once to Moorefield. Rain all day and night.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

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*To appear in Atlas.

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