War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0468 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY BRIGADE,

Camp near Union, W. Va., May 16, 1864-10 p. m.

Colonel W. H. POWELL,

Commanding Second Virginia Cavalry:

SIR: You will please send one squadron from your command at daylight to-morrow morning to Union, to relieve the squadron there on duty as picket for Colonel Oley's command. You will strengthen the small post you have at the right of your regiment by six more men.

By command of Brigadier-General Duffie:

E. W. CLARK, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY BRIGADE,

Camp at Union, W. Va., May 16, 1864.

Captain GEORGE W. McVICKER,

Commanding Detach. Third West Virginia Cavalry:

SIR: You will report will your command as soon as practicable to Captain Botsford, assistant adjutant-general, for temporary duty at General Crook's headquarters. You will see that all your reports are immediately made and forwarded to these headquarters.

By command of Brigadier-General Duffie:

E. W. CLARK, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., May 16, 1864-10.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Cumberland:

Send one of the Ohio militia regiments at Harper's Ferry to Baltimore to report to General Wallace.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CUMBERLAND, May 16, 1864-11.30 a. m.

(Received 12.15 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, Washington:

Very heavy rains in the mountains; streams all high. The bridges on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad have been in great danger for the last twenty-four hours. All right now. River has just commenced falling.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, May 16, 1864.

(Received 8.45 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, Washington:

A telegram just received from General Weber, at Harper's Ferry, advises me that one of the two spans of trestle of the railroad bridge