War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0535 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.- UNION.

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CUMBERLAND, May 24, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER,

Harper's Ferry:

The One hundred and forty-eighth Ohio Infantry is en route to report to you at Harper's Ferry.

C. A. FREEMAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, No. 32.

Harper's Ferry, Va., May 24, 1864.

Colonel L. B. Pierce, Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry, is hereby appointed to the command of all cavalry at this post, and also of all cavalry and detachments of cavalry arriving or reporting to this command.

By command of Brigadier General Max Weber:

H. M. BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CUMBERLAND, May 24, 1864.

Captain MELVIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Martinsburg:

The detachments of the Fifteenth and Twenty-first New York Cavalry left Green Spring yesterday morning to report to Major-General Hunter via Bloomery Gap, Pughtown, and Winchester.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS, Baltimore, Md., May 24, 1864-12 m.

General E. B. TYLER,

Relay House:

A large number of deserters from our army are reported crossing the Potomac just beyond General Butler's line. Colonel Draper, at Point Lookout, reports this, and has been directed to send cavalry to arrest them. Have your any troops there? If so, direct them to co-operate and secure them.

SAML. B. LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JERICHO FORD, VA., May 25, 1864-12 m.

(Received 2 a.m. 26th.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

The enemy are evidently making a determined stand between the two Annas. It will probably us two days to get in position for a general attack or to turn their position, as may prove best. Send Butler's force to White House to land on north side and march up to join his army. The James River should be held to City Point,