War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0423 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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MARTINSBURG, May 10, 1864.

Captain BURLEIGH:

The quartermaster reports that the four horses taken belonged to his department, and were not sutlers, as was reported to me by the men who bought the intelligence first. No sutlers have gone out. They were said to be coming in.

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel.

MARTINSBURG, May 10, 1864.

Captain BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

A party of Captain Walker's cavalry sent after the rebels by me have returned with the horses and one man. They were within a mile of Smithfield.

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel, Commanding.

HDQRS. RESERVE DIVISION, DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA, Harper's Ferry, May 10, 1864.

Colonel F. W. THOMPSON,

Commanding Sixth Virginia Cavalry, Halltown:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs me to inform you that the cavalry of General Sigel are in Berryville, and that he trusts in a few days to be able to connect your line with that of the troops in Berryville. In the mean time, and until orders are received from General Sigel extending our lines, you are considered as holding the outer picket-line. The orders from the War Department prevent any one from going across our lines south, except by a pass from the Secretary of War. Any one desiring to cross from the south to remain north during the war will be permitted to do so, and will be directed by you to report to the provost-marshal at this place for the purpose of taking the refugee's oath. No other citizens will be permitted to pass either way except by permission from these or superior headquarters.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. M. BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA, Near Cedar Creek, Va., May 10, 1864.

Colonel N. WILKINSON,

New Creek, W. Va.:

Use every exertion to send scouts to Lewisburg to ascertain the whereabouts of General Crook. Notify me by telegraph to Martinsburg of any information you may receive.

F. SIGEL,

Major-General.