War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0504 OPERATIONS IN N.VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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HEADQUARTERS, Harper's Ferry, May 20, 1864.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY:

By order from the War Department the Remount Camp at Pleasant Valley has been broken up, and the men sent to Washington. They left last night. Two regiments of Ohio militia from Martinsburg crossed the river last night en route for Washington. Pontoons not yet here; sent by canal and expected every moment. A detail from the Fifth [New York] Artillery has been made, and is waiting to assist in laying the bridge. The railroad bridge is commenced, and one span nearly ready. All quiet.

MAX WEBER,

Brigadier-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, May 20, 1864.

General B. F. KELLEY:

The pontoons have arrived and the bridge will be ready in the morning.

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber, commanding:

HENRY A. URBAN,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS, Harper's Ferry, May 20, 1864.

Colonel WILLIAM P. MAULSBY, Martinsburg:

Have the detachments of the Thirty-fourth Massachusetts, Eighteenth Connecticut and Ohio militia left Martinsburg yet to join General Sigel? If not, send them forward without delay. Answer immediately.

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber:

H. A. URBAN,

First Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS, Harper's Ferry, May 20, 1864.

Colonel WILLIAM P. MAULSBY,

Commanding, Martinsburg:

Major-General Hunter leaves here for your post in a special train in one-half hour. Be ready to receive him.

MAX WEBER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Harper's Ferry, May 20, 1864.

Colonel W. P. MAULSBY, Martinsburg:

Heavy firing is reported in direction of Martinsburg. Report by telegraph whether you have heard it or not, and if you, have what is known about it.

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber:

SAM. F. ADAMS,

First Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.