War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0456 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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the Potomac Home Brigade, will succeed Colonel Rodgers as commander of the post. The scouting party has returned and reported all quiet. Colonel Rodgers has information that no force is between Martinsburg and North Mountain.

MAX WEBER,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, May 14, 1864-6 p. m.

Brigadier-General WEBER,

Harper's Ferry:

The One hundred and fifty-fifth Regiment Ohio Militia has just arrived here, and will proceed and report to you at Martinsburg; station either there or Harper's Ferry, as you may think best.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

MARTINSBURG, Maya 14, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER,

Harper's Ferry:

All the troops who have arrived are encamped in A-tents. The shelters are required for the troops ordered to move. My regiment is here, except one company, which will arrive to-night. We have a few defective arms. Can an officer be ordered to inspect them, and the ordnance agent send some on to replace them as soon as convenient?

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel, Commanding.

PARKERSBURG, May 14, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER,

Harper's Ferry:

I leave with my command at 2 p. m., with orders to report to you.

I. STOUGH,

Colonel 153rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

PATTERSON'S CREEK, May 14, 1864.

General B. F. KELLEY:

I went down to South Branch and Little Cacapon night before last has ordered. Found everything quiet, but at both places the high previous the troops had been taken over into Maryland by order of the officers commanding there-Captain Godwin and Lieutenant Higgins.

P. B. PETRIE,

Captain, Second Maryland.