War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0390 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, May 5, 1864.

Lieutenant SAMUEL F. WOODS,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Cumberland, Saint Nicholas Hotel:

Your disposition of men and guns is very satisfactory to the general commanding. He has no special orders to give. You had better move on to New Creek and return as soon as possible.

H. M. BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CUMBERLAND, MD., May 5, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER,

Harper's Ferry:

The train is stopped. I will go on in the morning if possible. Answer, Saint Nicholas Hotel.

S. F. WOODS,

Aide-de-Camp.

NEW CREEK, May 5, 1864.

Major-General SIGEL:

Can you not spare me the detachment of the Sixth Virginia, Colonel Thompson commanding?

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel.

WASHINGTON, May 5, 1864-12.20 p. m.

Governor BROUGH and

General HEINTZELMAN,

Columbus, Ohio:

Of the seventeen additional regiments of Ohio Militia, the Secretary of War has ordered three to Parkersburg. Send four to Charleston, three to New Creek, three to Harper's Ferry, two to Baltimore, and two to Washington.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

May 5, 1864-1.10 p. m.

Governor BROUGH,

Columbus:

If you have any regiments organized please forward them immediately to Wheeling and Cumberland. The rebels in small squads are already on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and unless driven off may do considerable damage. Sigel has moved his forces down the Valley, and is too far off to do any good.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.