NEW CREEK, VA., September 28, 1862.
First New York Cavalry, Commanding Expedition:
COLONEL: I have just received information that a large cavalry and artillery force left Martinsburg yesterday at 2 p.m., on the road to Romney and Moorefield. I regret exceedingly you did not go forward last night, as I now fear your expedition will be an utter failure. If this reaches you before you leave the junction, you will fall back to this place at once; if not, as soon as you have accomplished the object of your expedition, you will move at once from Moorefield across to Williamsport, and thence into the New Creek Valley and down it, to this place. Captain Firey can pilot you. I will send forage and rations to meet you at Greenland.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
B. F. KELLEY,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
Numbers 267. Camp near Sharpsburg, September 30, 1862.
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VII. Brigadier General Edward Ferrero, volunteer service, is assigned to duty with the Ninth Corps. He will report without delay to Major General A. E. Burnside, commanding Ninth Corps.
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X. The following new regiments, now en route for Frederick, are assigned to corps as follows:
FIRST CORPS (Hooker's), near Sharpsburg, Md.
121st Pennsylvania (Gibbon's brigade).
SECOND CORPS (Sumner's), Harper's Ferry.
19th Maine (Howard's brigade).
SIXTH CORPS (Franklin's), Bakersville, Md.
15th New Jersey.
21st New Jersey.
23rd New Jersey.
26th New Jersey.
NINTH CORPS (Burnside's).
10th New Hampshire.
11th New Hampshire.
7th Rhode Island.
TWELFTH CORPS (Banks').
123rd New York.
137th New York.
140th New York.
145th New York.
149th New York.
*Assigned October 1.