ceed, without delay, to Washington, D. C., and be reported by its commanding officer to Brigadier-General Howe, inspector of artillery. Colonel H. M. Lazelle, commanding at Fairfax Court-House, will furnish for the battery a sufficient escort to Washington.
By command of Major-General Augur:
C. H. RAYMOND,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. HASKINS'S DIV., 22nd ARMY CORPS, DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, Numbers 44.
May 14, 1864.
1. I compliance with orders from department headquarters the Seventh New York Artillery will be at Sixth-street wharf at 7 o'clock to-morrow (Sunday) morning promptly, for embarkation to Belle Plain.
2. The First Maine Artillery will be at Sixth-street wharf promptly at 9.30 a. m. to-morrow (Sunday), for embarkation to Belle Plain.
3. Upon arriving at Belle Plain the commanding officer will report to Brigadier General R. O. Tyler for orders.
By order of Colonel Haskin:
HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, 22nd ARMY CORPS,
Washington, D. C., May 14, 1864.
Colonel HENRY M. LAZELLE,
Sixteenth New York Cavalry, Fairfax Court-House:
COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you send a squadron of cavalry to scout the country toward the fords on the Rappahannock below Rappahannock Station, to ascertain if any Confederate cavalry are in that vicinity, or if there are any indications of an attempt to make a raid on the road toward Belle Plain. If information to that effect is acquired, let the officer in command send an officer to the nearest telegraph station to communicate to these headquarters. The commander of the scout will be instructed to treat guerrillas who may be met with the utmost rigor. Notify Colonel Lowell, commanding brigade.
J. H. TAYLOR,
Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Washington, D. C., May 14, 1864-2 p. m.
Headquarters in the Field:
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Sigel is at Woodstock; report Breckinridge at Staunton on the 10th of May, and that a portion of his force was in Sigel's front. Cook had not been heard from since the 6th of this month, and was then at Princeton.*
EDWIN M. STANTON.
* For dispatch in full, see Vol. XXXVI, Part II, p. 746.