HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, 22nd ARMY CORPS, May 9, 1864-11 a. m.
Brigadier General R. O. TYLER,
Commanding at Fairfax Court-House:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you send the battalion of dismounted cavalry ordered to you this morning on the Rappahannock Station in the train in which they are, with orders to return, bringing with them all trains now at that point. These trains will all be kept this side of Bull Run bridge until further orders. After having performed this duty, the battalion will be available for any service you may assign it to.
J. H. TAYLOR,
Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA, Camp near Strasburg, Va., May 9, 1864.
Lieutenant T. H. WELLSTED,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
I have the honor to forward a report from Captain Martindale for the information of the major-general commanding:
I have been informed that Imboden is in Woodstock, and that there is quite a force, composed of infantry and cavalry, camped on the right-hand side of the pike about one and a half miles this side of Woodstock. Also that General Lee has been whipped and driven back with heavy loss. Four generals killed; General Longstreet badly wounded.
F. G. MARTINDALE.
The woman Captain Martindale received this information from is at Strasburg.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. F. TAYLOR,
Colonel, Commanding Division.
WASHINGTON, D. C., My 9, 1864-10.05 a. m.
You remain under General Sigel's orders. Report directly when you have any important information to convey. Three regiments of Ohio militia were ordered to Parkersburg, three to New Creek, three to Cumberland, and three to Harper's Ferry. You can distribute them as you deem best.
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
CUMBERLAND, May 9, 1864.
Captain THAYER MELVIN,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Winchester:
Colonel Harris reports from Beverly that his scouts report Imboden and Jackson preparing for a raid into West Virginia by way of Beverly. If this is so, I think the movements of General Grant and