War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0567 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CUMBERLAND, May 31, 1864-4 p.m.

Colonel WILKINSON,

New Creek:

Send fifteen or twenty mounted men to the junction of the Moorefield and Alleghany pike with Northwest pike, with orders to watch the route out by Nevill's house, the way McNeill went out.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, May 31, 1864-4 p.m.

Colonel WILKINSON,

New Creek:

Send a force and hold Doll's Gap; also scout all the roads. Send messenger at once to Greenland Gap with orders to watch every possible way for the devils to get out. Don't let one of them escape.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

BEVERLY, May 31, 1864.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Cumberland:

Forces left Valley as reported; two battalions Eighteenth Cavalry, Mosby's guerrillas and four pieces of artillery left behind. Imboden in command. Has ordered out all the militia of that region to supply place of forces sent to Lee.

T. M. HARRIS,

Colonel, Commanding.

Abstract from return of the Department of Washington, Major General Christopher C. Augur, U. S. Army, commanding, for the month of May, 1864.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers Men Aggregate

present

General headquarters 21 37 58

Camp of Light Artillery 20 431 527

Instruction

Cavalry Depot 9 170 217

Cavalry Division 96 4,316 5,873

District of Washington 95 2,522 3,367

Camp Relief, Washington, 21 485 573

D. C.

General hospitals, guards, 34 1,943 2,774

&c.

Haskins' division 245 5,362 6,306

Fort Washington, Md. 6 98 169

Total, north of the Potomac 547 15,364 19,864

District of Alexandria 64 1,800 2,565

Rendezvous for drafted men 18 658 798

Rendezvous of distribution, 48 1,877 2,364

&c.

Provisional brigades 5 73 80

De Russy's division 348 7,760 9,115

Cavalry Brigade 74 1,354 2,055

Detachments 7 235 292

Total, south of the Potomac 564 13,757 17,269

Grand total 1,111 29,121 37,133

Pieces of artillery.

Command. Aggregate Heavy Field.

present

and absent

General headquarters 63 --- ---

Camp of Light Artillery 559 --- 14

Instruction

Cavalry Depot 250 --- ---

Cavalry Division 6,236 --- ---

District of Washington 5,671 --- ---

Camp Relief, Washington, D. C. 1,153 --- ---

General hospitals, guards, &c. 3,114 --- ---

Haskins' division 6,590 96 49

Fort Washington, Md. 176 70 3

Total, north of the Potomac 23,812 166 66

District of Alexandria 3,000 --- 6

Rendezvous for drafted men 1,012 --- ---

Rendezvous of distribution, 2,470 --- ---

&c.

Provisional brigades 83 --- ---

De Russy's division 9,486 338 128

Cavalry Brigade 2,825 --- ---

Detachments 326 --- ---

Total, south of the Potomac 19,202 338 134

Grand total 43,014 504 200