Fourth U. S. Cavalry, will proceed to Camp Davis, Sandy Hook, Md., and comply with the instructions contained in the said order and letter of the 15th instant from the Adjutant-General's Officer.
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By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
HDQRS. HASKIN'S DIV., 22nd ARMY CORPS, DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, Numbers 47.
May 16, 1864.
I. The One hundred and sixty-third Ohio National Guard, Colonel H. Miller commanding, having reported to these headquarters, is hereby assigned to duty as follows: One and one -half companies at Fort De Russy, one-half company at Fort Smead, two companies at Fort Kearny, four companies at Fort Reno, one company at Fort Gaines, and one company at Fort Bayard.
The headquarters of the regiment will be at Fort ReNumbers The lieutenant-colonel will be stationed at Fort De Russy, and the major at Fort Kearny. The regimental quartermaster will receipt for the property in this line.
By order of Lieutenant-Colonel Haskin:
BALTIMORE, MD., May 16, 1864.
(Received Martinsburg, 10.40 a. m.)
Please send the following dispatch in cipher:
BALTIMORE, May 16, 1864.
In the Field:
The swelling of the rivers has somewhat impeded Grant's pursuit. He is waiting for re-enforcements, which are being sent rapidly. General Augur has gone to the front from Washington. All old regiments from Baltimore and Annapolis have gone forward, and their places filled by 100-days' men from the West. No fighting since Thursday of any consequence. Some accounts say Lee is falling back in the direction of Gordonsville instead of Richmond. Great many reports published are entirely unfounded or exaggerated, but no doubt exists of the general successful progress of our arms, though the losses are very great. Lynchburg reported as defend by works of strength and a reserve force. Baltimore rebels have it that Breckinridge and Morgan are both in Central Virginia, but exact position does not seem to be known.
G. G. LYON.
HDQRS. FIRST CAV. DIV., DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA,
Cedar Creek, May 16, 1864.
Major T. A. MEYSENBURG,
MAJOR: I have the honor to inform you, for the information of the major-general commanding department, that the scouts sent