War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0471 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, May 16, 1864.

Colonel R. S. RODGERS,

Commanding at Martinsburg:

What Ohio regiments have you at Martinsburg? Answer at once. How about Corporal Van Winkle/

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber:

SAML. F. WOODS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARTINSBURG, May 16, 1864.

Captain BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

We have the One hundred and fifty-fifth and One hundred and thirty-fifth Ohio (six companies) on the road. Corporal Van Winkle reported last night and left, as ordered, for Harper's Ferry.

Can you send three months' supplies of blanks for the two regiments?

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel.

MARTINSBURG, May 16, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER, Harper's Ferry:

There is a large train going out to-day-wagons and pontoons.

Shall I send them my artillery? The Ohio men are raw.

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTER,

Harper's Ferry, May 16, 1864.

Colonel R. S. RODGERS,

Commanding, Martinsburg;

Send whatever troops you think best with the train, but you must also send some cavalry. Why to you not report the whereabouts of Corporal Van Winkle, Fifth New York Artillery? Find him and send him here at once.

By command of Brigadier General Max Weber:

H. M. BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARTINSBURG, May 16, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER, Harper's Ferry:

I have just received the following dispatch from the railroad agent:

Troops coming east. Captain Gardner directs that they be stopped at Martinsburg to cross at Williamsport. Please tell commanding officer to communicate with Captain Gardner as requested by him.

C. SMITH.

Any instructions for me on the subject? The pontoon bridge at Williamsport is washed away.

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel.