War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0110 OPERATIONS IN N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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lines to points beyond the Monocacy exposes these lines. My available cavalry force four excursion operations does not exceed 300 men. Cannot a few hundred good men-say of Scott's Nine Hundred-be added to my present force, with which to clear out the guerrillas now infesting Loudoun County?

Respectfully,

HENRY H. LOCKWOOD,

Brigadier-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 29, 1863-12. 30 p. m.

Brigadier-General LOCKWOOD,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va.:

It is reported that rebel cavalry are crossing into Maryland near Leesburg. They should be looked after.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., August 29, 1863. (Received 10. 20 a. m., 30th.)

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Scouting parties went both yesterday and to-day from Point of Rocks within 1 1/2 miles of Leesburg, and report no enemy. A citizen at the point, from Leesburg, spoke of a rumor such as you name. I can learn of no crossing or attempt; certainly none this side of the Monocacy.

Respectfully,

HENRY H. LOCKWOOD,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 232. August 29, 1863.

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6. The First Brigade Horse Artillery, now serving in the Cavalry Corps, will be at once relieved by the Second Brigade (Tidball's). As soon as relieved, Captain Robertson, with his command, will report to the chief of artillery.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. U. S. TROOPS IN CITY AND HARBOR, Numbers 40. New York, August 29, 1863.

The Fifth Michigan Infantry, and the Fifth, Seventh, Twenty-ninth, and Sixty-sixth Ohio Infantry, now on board the steamer Baltic, expected to arrive in course of the afternoon, will be attached