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WASHINGTON CITY, May 17, 1864-11.30 p. m.

JOHN W. GARRETT, Esq.,

Baltimore:

Your telegram to General Meigs just reached here. He is absent at Belle Plain. General Halleck to-day ordered all the pontoons that were here to Harper's Ferry. He sent them by canal, and informed me that they were started.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

MARTINSBURG, May 17, 1864.

Captain BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I telegraphed last night in regard to troops going east. The One hundred and fifty-fourth Ohio and two other regiments are now here, more coming; ordered to Washington. What shall be done with them?

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, May 17, 1864.

Colonel R. S. RODGERS,

Commanding at Martinsburg:

The troops must remain at Martinsburg until further orders. All communication with the Maryland side is cut off.

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber:

SAML. F. WOODS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, May 17, 1864.

Colonel RODGERS,

Martinsburg:

Send the two companies of the Fifth New York Artillery to this place as soon as transportation can be furnished.

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber:

SAML. F. WOODS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, May 17, 1864-9 p. m.

Colonel RODGERS,

Martinsburg:

What is your latest news from General Sigel? Please ask Captain Mathews if the has anything late.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

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