War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0371 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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MAY 2, 1864.

Captain J. McENTEE, Harper's Ferry:

We have men in from the Blue Ridge this morning. Can hear of no infantry in the Valley, or movement in that direction. We do not believe there is anything there other than what our reports have heretofore shown.

SHARPE,

Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, May 2, 1864.

Colonel R. S. RODGERS,

Commanding at Martinsburg:

Have the Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry yet left Martinsburg, or are they near there? If they are there order them to await further orders, as they are to report to me, and I must send them back if they come down. Answer at once.

MAX WEBER,

Brigadier-General.

MARTINSBURG, May 2, 1864.

General MAX WEBER,

Commanding:

The Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry left here at 3 p. m. yesterday to report to you at Harper's Ferry.

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel.

MARTINSBURG, May 2, 1864.

Captain BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have just heard that an empty train coming in was captured by twelve men two miles this side of Darkesville. I have two mounted orderlies and the present guard only for duty. The empty wagons all in the road.

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

In the Field, near Winchester, Va., May 2, 1864.

Colonel R. S. RODGERS,

Military Commander, Martinsburg, W. Va.:

COLONEL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to request that you collect, as fast as they are relieved or arrive, the men now on duty at Martinsburg, convalescents, stragglers, &c., and make them useful by sending them forward at such times as trains are sent out from Martinsburg; they to act as guard until their arrival here. A detachment of dismounted cavalry will be ordered to report to you for duty in the city.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. MELVIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.