War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0494 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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ordered the last two regiments from the interior of the department to join me, and have directed General Crook, through General Kelley, to operate from Lewisburg in the direction of Staunton.

F. SIGEL.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Cedar Creek, Va., May 19, 1864.

Captain T. MELVIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: The general wishes you to give the necessary orders on the arrival of the Second Maryland and Fourth Virginia Regiments as Martinsburg, so that these regiments march at once to join this command.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Acting Assistant Inspector-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Cedar Creek, Va., May 19, 1864.

Captain T. MELVIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: The general has been informed that a rumor was spread in town, which is supposed to have come from Captain Ewing, that the general was on his way to Martinsburg, or that he intended to go there. The general wishes this matter investigation and the officer put under arrest for circulating false rumors.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Acting Assistant Inspector-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA, Numbers 26.

Near Strasburg, Va., May 19, 1864.

I. Major T. A. Meysenburg, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters in obedience to orders from the Adjutant-General of the Army, is assigned to duty as acting assistant inspector-general of this department, relieving Colonel A. B. Jones, additional aide-de-camp.

II. Lieutenant J. H. V. Field, Ordnance Department, is announced as senior ordnance officer of this department, relieving Captain John Carlin, First West Virginia Artillery, who will continue to perform the duties of chief of artillery.

By order of Major-General Sigel:

T. MELVIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENTS OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Cedar Creek, Va., May 19, 1864.

Major-General STAHEL, Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that all your cavalry, except those detachments used for picket and patrol duty, be en-