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River bridge. I have no later news from him than to the 6th instant, when he entered Princeton. My forces are insufficient for offensive operations in this country, where the enemy is continuously on my flank and rear. My intention, therefore, is not to advance farther than this place with my main force, but have sent out strong parties in every direction. Skirmishing is going on every day. If Breckinridge should advance against us I will resist him at some convenient position. My cavalry is at Mount Jackson to-day.

FRANZ SIGEL,

Major-General.

CUMBERLAND, May 13, 1864-11 a. m.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER,

Harper's Ferry:

One of the Ohio regiments has just passes here. Send orders to meet the colonel at Martinsburg. They will arrive there this evening. Nothing new. All quiet. How is it with you?

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, May 13, 1864-6 p. m.

Brigadier-General WEBER:

The One hundred and thirty-fifth Ohio has just arrived, and will proceed at once to Martinsburg and report to you.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Harper's Ferry, May 13, 1864.

Colonel R. S. RODGERS,

The general commanding is very much surprised at your not complying with the following order sent you by telegraph on 11th instant:*

H. M. BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Harper's Ferry, May 13, 1864.

Colonel R. S. RODGERS,

Commanding, Martinsburg:

Captain Cotter, Fifth New York Artillery, telegraphs that the enemy are within three miles of Martinsburg. Is this true? Answer at once.

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber:

SAML. F. WOODS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Woods to Rodgers, May 11, p. 431. Reply embodied in Rodgers to commanding officer, Harper's Ferry, p. 73.

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