HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA, Near Cedar Creek, Va., May 10, 1864.
Charleston, Kanawha Country, W. Va.:
You will please send a scout to Lewisburg to ascertain if General Crook is there or in that vicinity, and if not, to try to communicate with him. Notify me immediately of all information you receive concerning him by telegraph to Martinsburg.
(Same to D. W. Rollyson, Weston, Lewis Country, W. Va.)
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Washington, D. C., May 10, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel H. A. OAKMAN,
Thirtieth Regiment U. S. Colored Troops, Clarksburg, W. Va.:
SIR: By direction of the Secretary of War you will report for orders and instructions to Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Darr, jr., First Virginia Cavalry, superintendent volunteer recruiting service, Wheeling, W. Va. You will furnish Lieutenant-Colonel Darr with a list of the officers under your command, giving name and rank, and he will make such disposition of them as shall seem to him best calculated to promoted the interests of the recruiting service in Western Virginia. All instructions heretofore given you inconsistent with the above are hereby revoked.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. W. FOSTER,
Assistant Adjutant-General of Volunteers.
CEDAR CREEK, VA., May 10, 1864.
Colonel G. S. INNIS,
Commanding 133rd Regiment Ohio National Guard, Parkersburg:
The general commanding acknowledges your telegram, and directs that you report to Colonel N. Wilkinson, commanding brigade at New Creek, for further orders.
By order of Major-General Sigel:
(Same to Colonel James B. Armstrong, One hundred and thirty-fourth Ohio National Guard.)
COLUMBUS, May 10, 1864. (Received 1.10 p. m.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON:
Two regiments of National Guard leave here this morning for Cumberland via Wheeling. Two regiments are now leaving Camp Dennison for New Creek, W. Va., via Wheeling. One more will