War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0522 OPERATIONS IN N.VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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under command of Captain B. W. Denny, now at Harper's Ferry remounted. If this is so, please order them to join their regiment at Green Spring, either by railroad or by way of Mill Gap, Shanghai, Bloomery Gap, and Springfield. If they take latter route, must take three days' rations.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA, Cedar Creek, Va., May 22, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER,

Commanding, Harper's Ferry, W. Va.:

You will send forward at once to their regiments and batteries all convalescents at Harper's Ferry and Sandy Hook belonging to General Sullivan's division.

By order of Major-General Hunter:

P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARTINSBURG, May 22, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER,

Harper's Ferry:

I am called on by the post quartermaster for guard of supply trains to front this evening at 6 o'clock. Cannot possibly furnish it and protect the post. Can General Weber send here 400 men for that purpose at 6 o'clock, or at any other hour this evening?

W. P. MAULSBY,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

HEADQUARTERS, Harper's Ferry, May 22, 1864.

Colonel MAULSBY,

Commanding at Martinsburg:

I have only 900 men for duty; half of this number on duty every day. It, is therefore, impossible to send you the men you ask for. All the militia regiments have been sent from here to guard supply trains. Send as many men as you can without endangering your post.

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber:

H. M. BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CUMBERLAND, May 22, 1864-9 p.m.

Colonel HIGGINS,

Green Spring:

As soon as practicable send Captain Hart with 125 or 150 men on a scout up the east side of the river to Moorefield and vicinity, after McNeil. The scout will take three days' rations. It is not necessary