War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0440 OPERATIONS IN N.VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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HEADQUARTERS, Harper's Ferry, May 12, 1864.

Colonel R. S. RODGERS,

Commanding at Martinsburg:

General Weber is anxious about the safety of your post, and will send you two companies Fifth New York Artillery, 400 men, this evening. They will leave here as soon as cars are provided, probably in three hours.

SAML. F. WOODS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARTINSBURG, May 12, 1864.

Captain BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

My cavalry is out and has not reported, but I don't think that there is any force near us. General Kelley telegraphed to me for coffee for 1,250 veterans going east.

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel, Commanding.

MARTINSBURG, May 12, 1864.

Captain BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have no further reason to think there is any force near us. Part of the men mentioned in my telegram turned out to be our own cavalry from Kearneysville, searching for arms and out of uniform. I still think there may be some of Mosby's men about. My cavalry has not yet returned; will report when they do. Shall be glad to have the re-enforcements, but the general need not be anxious. I have barricades at all streets not absolutely necessary.

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel, Commanding.

MARTINSBURG, May 12, 1864.

Captain BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

About twenty or more of the rebel scouts have just been seen by one of our pickets scouting around the town.

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, Harper's Ferry, May 12, 1864.

Colonel R. S. RODGERS,

Commanding at Martinsburg:

Telegram received. Ascertain if there is a strong force in rear of the scouts. Have you heard anything in regard to the re-enforcements at Cumberland?

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber:

S. F. ADAMS,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.