War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0419 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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BEVERLY, W. VA., May 9, 1864.

Colonel N. WILKINSON,

New Creek:

Scouting party just in from Pendleton. Imboden's command gone to Staunton. Jackson in Highland; threatens a raid in this direction. I can manage him.

T. M. HARRIS,

Colonel, Commanding.

BEVERLY, May 9, 1864.

Colonel N. WILKINSON,

New Creek:

Cavalry sent on Staunton pike just in. Went to Greenbrier River. Met 100 guerrillas on top of Cheat Mountain this morning on their return, killed 1 and wounded 1; our loss, 1 horse killed.

T. M. HARRIS,

Colonel, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 173.

Washington, May 10, 1864.

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40. The cavalry depot at Giesborough Point, D. C., except so far as relates to the purchase, inspection and distribution of horses, and the rendezvous at Alexandria, Va., known as the Soldiers' Rest, are hereby placed under the command of the major-general commanding the Department of Washington, and the commanding officers of said depot and rendezvous will report accordingly.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS HASKIN'S DIVISION, Numbers 37.

May 10, 1864.

The following companies of Massachusetts Heavy Artillery having reported to these headquarters for assignment, in pursuance of orders from department headquarters, are hereby assigned as follows: Seventh Company, Captain Worcester, to Fort Greble; Eighth Company, Captain Richardson, to Fort Carroll; one-quarters Ninth Company, Captain Gordon, to Fort Davis; one-quarter Ninth Company, Captain Gordon, to Fort Meigs; Tenth Company, Captain Bumpus, to Fort Stanton; Eleventh Company, Captain Herbert, to Fort Mahan; one-quarter Twelfth Company, Captain Richardson, to Fort Snyder; one-quarter Twelfth Company, Captain Richardson, to For Wagner, and one-quarter Twelfth Company, Captain Heavy Artillery, Captain Allen, heretofore assigned to Fort Mahan, will