War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0408 OPERATIONS IN N.VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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the roads leading out to that place beyond the town, and more especially the road to Liberty Gap. You will place your reserve where your horses can graze, but will conceal them from the observation of the enemy as much as possible. You will graze them ten at a time.

By command of Brigadier-General Duffie:

E. W. CLARK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CUMBERLAND, MD., May 8, 1864-2 p. m.(Received 2.25 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington:

I received orders from the Secretary of War on the 6th instant directing me to assume command of all the troops guarding the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad west of Monocacy, and that I would receive orders from you what additional troops would be assigned me. Not having heard from you I deemed it proper to send this telegram. Do I understand that I am to report direct to you?

B. E. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, May 8, 1864.

Captain THAYER MELVIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Winchester:

The general's telegram in cipher was dully received, but not having cipher book I sent it back to Captain Mathews to be deciphered. Not troops have yet reported from Ohio. When they arrive I will dispose of them along the line of road at such points as are weakest. I will exert all energy possible to protect the road and facilitate the transit of troops and supplies to the general, that his expedition may prove a success.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

PARKERSBURG, May 8, 1864.

[ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA:]

By order of Major-General Heintzelman, as commandant of the One hundred and thirty-third Regiment National Ohio 100-days' State Militia, I was directed to proceed to Parkersburg, and there report to you by telegraph. I now obey that order.

G. S. INNIS,

Colonel, Commanding.

PARKERSBURG, May 8, 1864.

[ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA:]

In obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 79, by General Heintzelman, commanding Northern Department, issued 15th instant, I have the honor to report my command, 850 strong, at this place, where I await your orders.

JAS. B. ARMSTRONG,

Colonel, Commanding.