HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA, May 28, 1864.
Commanding First Cavalry Division:
SIR: Your command will move forward at sunrise to-morrow morning without further orders, the orders of march issued at Cedar Creek being your guide.*
I am, sir very respectfully, your most obedient servant,
CHAS. G. HALPINE,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA, Near Woodstock, Va., May 28, 1864.
Major TIMOTHY QUINN,
Commanding First New York (Lincoln) Cavalry:
MAJOR: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to request that you detail Captain Prendergast with his company to act as a permanent headquarters guard. He will report with his command at sunrise in the morning. All the orderlies belonging to your regiment, now at headquarters and not in Captain Prendergast's company, will be returned to duty with you command.
Very respectfully, your most obedient servant,
[P. G. BIER,]
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA, Near Woodstock, May 28, 1864.
Major General FRANZ SIGEL,
Commanding Reserve Division, &c., Martinsburg:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding department requests that you will immediately have Captain Rosney's battery (D, First Pennsylvania Artillery) prepared and held in complete readiness for active service. You will also order Captain J. V. Keeper's battery (B, First Virginia Artillery) to Martinsburg, and have at least one section thereof immediately converted into horse artillery, and completely prepared for active field service. You will also be kind enough to convey to Captain Barringer, assistant quartermaster, chief quartermaster of department, the order of General Hunter to provide without delay the additional horses which will be required for Keeper's battery as thus reorganized.
I have the honor to be, general, your most obedient servant,
CHAS. G. HALPINE,
CUMBERLAND, May 28, 1864.
Major T. A. MEYSENBURG,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Martinsburg:
I have ordered the One hundred and sixty-first Regiment Ohio National Guard here and the One hundred and fifty-second, at New Creek, not proceed without delay to Martinsburg and report to you.
B. F. KELLEY,
*See circular, p.537.