War of the Rebellion: Serial 031 Page 0960 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD. AND PA. Chapter XXXIII.

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and Petersburg. You had better commence at once removing your stores and baggage. Keep the movement to yourself. Have your baggage and store trains always well guarded with cavalry.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, January 8, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Baltimore:

I forward the papers to you to-day in regard to General Milroy. It will not do to leave Cluseret in command at Winchester. May I suggest to the general commanding that if General Lockwood was ordered to Winchester, Milroy might be permitted to go? Not otherwise, safely.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General

HEADQUARTERS,

Marietta, January 8, 1863.

Brigadier General E. P. SCAMMON, Fayetteville:

Your dispatch, addressed to the commanding general in regard to forces at you front, received. Communicate with General Crook in relation to sending an expedition to cut the railroad, if you think this can be done. Make inquiries as to what forces are at mouth of New River, and report this, and also whether you and Crook together can form any plan for an expedition. If the railroad can be cut, it is, of course, very desirable to have it done.

By command of Major-General Cox:

G. M. BASCOM,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. GEN'S OFFICE,

Numbers 11.

Washington, January 8, 1863

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II. Brigadier General R. O. Tyler, U. S. Volunteers, will report for duty to Major-General Heintzelman, U. S. Volunteers, commanding Defenses of Washington.

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By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, January 9, 1863.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief, Washington, D. C.:

The following dispatch has just been received from General Kelley:

General Milroy reports that Lieutenant-Colonel Schickfuss, with 100 men, went to Woodstock yesterday by the back road, surprised the small force there, and captured 20 rebel cavalry; returned via Strasburg. All quiet and safe along the line of railroad west.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK.

Major-General, Commanding.