War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0587 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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CUMBERLAND, June 4, 1864-11 p.m.

Major T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Colonel Higgins, at Green Spring, reports a rebel cavalry force of 200 or 300 at Mechanicsburg Gap, for the purpose of cutting off the return of Captain Hart, who has gone to Moorefield and Petersburg, on a scout, with about 100 men. A force was ordered from New Creek to drive them off.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, June 4, 1864.

Major T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Asst. Adjt. General, Reserve Division, Martinsburg:

My scout at Point of Rocks crossed into Loudoun and captured 2 men, 1 a guerrilla, named Clay Rhine. One of the party who hoisted a flag of truce at Edwards Ferry, induced two Federal soldiers to cross into Virginia, fired on them, wounded 1 and captured and robbed the other. The Halltown pickets were attacked last night by guerrillas. There was some firing, but the guerrillas were driven back. I send two scouting parties into Loudoun and one to Charlestown.

MAX WEBER,

Brigadier-General.

MARTINSBURG, June 4, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER:

The commanding general wishes you to send from 300 to 400 men to Halltown, with a detachment of cavalry, to be stationed there for the present. The cavalry must scout well toward Berryville and the fords on the Shenandoah River. A large train is on its way to Staunton.

T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARTINSBURG, June 4, 1864.

General WEBER:

The One hundred and forty-eighth Ohio is ordered to Washington. The general commanding does not wish to send any troops to Halltown under the circumstances. The order will reach you this p.m.

T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, June 4, 1864.

Major T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Martinsburg:

Your telegram regarding sending troops to Halltown has been acted upon. Four hundred of the Ohio regiment are there, and