War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0380 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

Search Civil War Official Records

WASHINGTON CITY, May 4, 1864-4.20 p. m.

Governor BROUGH,

Columbus:

Sent two regiments to Parkersburg. This will leave six to come to Washington instead of eight.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WASHINGTON CITY, May 4, 1864-8.25 p. m.

Governor BROUGH,

Columbus, Ohio:

Orders are issued for the blankets and 5,000 additional Enfields. You may send to Parkersburg three additional regiments. The residue will be disposed of to-morrow. It is probable they will be ordered to Saint Louis and some to Western Virginia.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, May 4, 1864.

(Received 11.20 p. m. [a. m.].)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Your dispatch received. I will crowd the force by all practicable means. Blankets and arms are deficient. Carefully consider and grant, if possible, my request to exempt the National Guard from the present draft, making it fall on the shirks. There is great future value in this movement.

JOHN BROUGH,

Governor of Ohio.

WASHINGTON, May 4, 1864-9.45 a. m.

Major-General WALLACE,

Baltimore, Md.:

The Governor of Ohio has been directed to send two regiments of militia to report to you at Baltimore.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

WINCHESTER, VA., May 4, 1864.

Major-General COUCH,

Chambersburg, Pa.:

Telegram of yesterday received. Signal men are ordered to proceed to Chambersburg, as requested.

F. SIGEL,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE SUSQUEHANNA, Numbers 31.

Chambersburg, Pa., May 4, 1864.

I. To prevent the destruction of railroad property or outrage upon the traveling public by troops belonging to or passing through this