HARPER'S FERRY, May 17, 1864-11 p. m.
Order the Fourth Virginia Regiment Infantry, or what is at Clarksburg, to proceed without delay to Martinsburg, and there await further orders. General Sigel had a severe engagement on the 15th with Breckinridge, and has been compelled to fall back.
Direct the railroad agent at Grafton to furnish transportation.
B. F. KEELEY,
MAY 17, 1864-12. 30 p. m/
(Received 12. 42 p. m.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON:
Companies for the 100-days' service report forming. Governor Bradford has no place to rendezvous, nor means of supplying them. Can I have authority to aid him in those respects? The call will, from present appearances, be a success. The Governor only needs the help above suggested.
Major-General, Commanding Middle Department.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, Numbers 123.
May 18, 1864.
3. The Train Unattached Company Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Captain Whiton, having reported at these headquarters, will proceed without delay to Arlington House, Va., and be reported by its commanding officer to Brigadier-General De Russy, commanding division, for duty. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.
4. Battery I, Independent Pennsylvania Artillery, Captain Robert J. Nevin, having reported at these headquarters, will be reported without delay by its commanding officer to Brigadier-General Howe, chief of artillery, Department of Washington, for duty.
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By command of Major-General Augur:
C. H. RAYMOND,
HEADQUARTERS HASKIN'S DIVISION, Numbers 19.
May 28, 1864.
1. Until further orders the forces in the defenses north of the Potomac will be constituted as follows: The troops now occupying the line formerly held by the First Brigade, from Fort Lincoln to Fort Stevens, inclusive, will be designated as the First Brigade, under the command of Colonel Hayward, One hundred and fiftieth Ohio National Guard, to whom reports on that line will be made.