War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0490 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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engineer company to use that life-boat for the purpose of extorting money from passengers. I will brigade my troops as soon as all the Ohio militia designed for me arrive.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

MARTINSBURG, May 18, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER:

Have sent General Kelley. New information received, and the militia regiment cannot leave. Send that on Camp Hill by rail to this place, where the detachments of the Thirty-fourth Massachusetts and the Eighteenth Connecticut will join them and move out. Your dispatch in the hands of Captain Mathews, General Sigel's staff.

Colonel Maulsby here.

H. M. BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. RESERVE DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA, Numbers 29.

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., May 18, 1864.

Lieutenant Samuel F. Woods, Thirty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry, aide-de-camp and acting assistant adjutant-general on the staff of Brigadier General Max Weber, is hereby relieved from duty as such, at his own request, and will rejoin his regiment. The general commanding desires to express his regret at losing the services of so valuable an officer, and thanks him for the ability and zeal shown by him since his connection with the staff.

By command of Brigadier General Max Weber, commanding:

H. W. BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARTINSBURG, May 18, 1864.

Captain BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

I am about leaving. Captain Mathews, acting assistant adjutant-general, declines to take command. Says he has not time. General Sigel sends a special request to relieve the Thirty-fourth Massachusetts, now on provost guard.

R. S. RODGERS,

Colonel, Commanding.

POINT OF ROCKS, May 18, 1864.

Captain BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Up to the present time there has thirteen men and eleven horses come in of Captain Keyes' command.

E. WHITE,

Sergeant.