War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0498 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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CUMBERLAND, May 19, 1864-9 a. m.

Brigadier-General WEBER,

Harper's Ferry:

Push the work of laying the pontoon bridge as rapidly as possible; make a strong detail from the artillery on Maryland Heights to assist. Have the troops en route for Washington pushed over as soon as pontoon is completed. Please see Mr. Willard, the railroad agent, and direct him to have some of the trains moved down from Martinsburg with troops by the time the bridge is completed; also to have trains in readiness at Sandy Hook to carry them forward.

Please advise me if the pontoon has arrived.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, May 19, 1864.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY:

Your telegram is received. The orders will be promptly executed. The pontoons have not yet arrived. The rope has been prepared and the railroad company have their boat running across the river for passengers, and will allow no officers in the same without a railroad ticket, which causes much trouble. I have word that the chess are at Sandy Hook; the boats are very moment expected.

MAX WEBER,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, May 19, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER,

Harper's Ferry;

Please inform me the number and titles of the regiment at Harper's Ferry and Martinsburg, W. Va.

C. A. FREEMAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SANDY HOOK, MD., May 19, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER,

Harper's Ferry;

Train here waiting. Not men enough here to load one-third of the train.

C. SMITH.

HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, May 19, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Sandy Hook:

Send an orderly to Remount Camp with orders to hurry up the dismounted men to take the cars.

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber:

S. F. ADAMS,

First Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.