War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0542 OPERATIONS IN N.VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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RELAY HOUSE, May 25, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have no troops in Charles or Calvert Counties. Infantry would be of little service three without cavalry,particularly the militia. A number of rebel deserters were reported last evening between Noland's and Conrad's Ferries, on the other side of the Potomac. Captain Buckley is looking after them. Will report to-day.

E. B. TYLER,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. HASKIN'S DIV., 22nd ARMY CORPS,

DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, No. 57.

May 26, 1864.

I. The following-names batteries of light artillery (dismounted), having reported to these headquarters for duty, are hereby assigned as follows: The Thirteenth Michigan Battery, Captain O'Riordon commanding, to Fort Stevens; the commanding officer will report to Colonel Hayward for such assignment. The Fourteenth Michigan

Battery, Captain Heine commanding, to Fort Slocum; the commanding officer will report, without delay, to Colonel Hayward for such assignment. Battery I, Second U. S. Artillery, to Battery Reno; the commanding officer will report, without delay, to Colonel Miller for such assignment. The First Ohio Battery*, Captain Gibbs, will report to Colonel Miller, commanding Second Brigade, for assignment to Fort Sumner.

By order of Colonel Haskin:

R. CHANDLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. HASKIN'S DIVISION, 22nd ARMY CORPS, DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, Washington, D. C., May 26, 1864.

Colonel MILLER,

163rd Ohio National Guard, Commanding Second Brigade:

I am directed by Colonel Haskin, in answer to your communication in reference to the change of posts of the One hundred and sixty-third Ohio National Guard, to inform you that the following disposition will be made: One hundred and sixty-third Ohio National Guard - two companies at Fort De Russy, one company at Battery Smead, two companies at Fort Kearny, five companies at Fort ReNumbers Company I, Second U. S. Artillery, at Battery Reno, sent to you this morning. The disposition of field officers will be as you suggest.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. CHANDLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*Battery L, First Regiment.

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