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CUMBERLAND, May 14, 1864-11 a. m.

Captain THAYER MELVIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I relieved the detachment of the Fifty-fourth Pennsylvania Infantry this a. m., and ordered it to report to General Sigel's headquarters in Martinsburg.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

In the Field, May 14, 1864.

Brigadier General M. WEBER,

Commanding at Harper's Ferry:

GENERAL: Your letter has been received through Captain McEntee. I have directed General Kelley to send three regiments of Ohio [militia] to Harper's Ferry. I do not know whether they will arrive immediately, but hope they will. Imboden has returned to New Market. He is this side of Mount Jackson. Our advance is at this moment engaged with him. The cows brought in must be sent to Frederick, Baltimore, and Washington for hospital purposes.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. SIGEL,

Major-General, Commanding.

CUMBERLAND, May 14, 1864-12.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General WEBER,

Harper's Ferry:

Two Ohio regiments went through to Martinsburg, ordered to report to [you], yesterday. Please see that they are supplied with shelter-tents and ammunition at once.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, May 14, 1864.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY:

Your telegram has been received. There has one Ohio regiment arrived here and one at Martinsburg.

MAX WEBER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, May 14, 1864.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY:

The One hundred and fifty-ninth Ohio Militia are here. Two more regiments are on their way, and will be posted at Martinsburg; will relieve the Second Maryland Eastern Shore, which, with the cavalry, are to be advanced to Bunker Hill. Colonel Maulsby, of