War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0555 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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scout from here via Burlington to communicate with the force at Greenland Gap, if possible, by way of the Moorefield Junction, above Williamsport.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, May 29, 1864-8 p.m.

Colonel T. M. HARRIS,

Beverly:

Colonel Wilkinson reports quite a rebel force at Petersburg this a.m., supposed to be under the command of Imboden and McNeill. It was reported by citizens who came into Greenland Gap that the rebels would attack that place to-day. Send a strong scout to Soldier White's; they may intend an attack on Rowlesburg.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, No. 133.

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, May 30, 1864.

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3. Company E, Twentieth Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps, now serving with Brigadier-General Briggs, Alexandria, Va., and Company F, Twentieth Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps at cavalry depot, Giesborough Point, D. C., are hereby relieved from duty at their respective stations, and will proceed without delay to Point Lookout, Md., reporting on arrival to the commanding officer at that post for duty with their regiment.

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5. The commanding officers of Batteries L and M, Third U. S. Artillery, will report for duty without delay to Brigadier-General De Russy, commanding division, and those of Battery E, Second U. S. Artillery, and Battery D, First Rhode Island Artillery, to Lieutenant-Colonel Haskin, commanding division. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By command of Major-General Augur:

C. H. RAYMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Rude's Hill, May 30, 1864.

Major General JULIUS STAHEL,

Commanding Cavalry Division, Army of the Shenandoah:

GENERAL: I desire to call your attention to the numerous and grave complaints against soldiers of this command for unauthorized pillaging. It is represented that the men sent out in regular foraging parties break away from their officers and straggle into houses, carrying off dresses, ornaments, books, money, and doing wanton injury to furniture; and that some not sent out, nor with leave to be out, do also straggle beyond the camps in squads, and