War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0600 OPERATIONS IN N.VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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MARTINSBURG, June 6, 1864.

Brigadier-General WEBER:

Your letter received. Arrange it with your cavalry as you please. I am satisfied. Send a strong scouting party to Berryville as soon as you can.

F. SIGEL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, June 6, 1864.

Captain DANIEL M. KEYES,

Commanding Independent Va. Loudoun Rangers, Point of Rocks:

Information has been received at these headquarters that a strong force of guerrillas are near Hillsborough, or near Short Hill, impressing horses. A citizen just came in who lost three horses. Take you whole force, advance cautiously, and ascertain their strength. They are reported to be 100 strong, but report is not credited. If you are not obliged to retreat, ascertain the amount of damage done, and report to these headquarters without delay. Be very cautious in your movements.

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber:

S. F. ADAMS,

Aide-de-Camp.

CUMBERLAND, June 6, 1864.

Colonel HIGGINS,

Green Spring:

Have you any news from your force out to the front, or from Hart?

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, June 6, 1864.

Colonel HIGGINS,

Green Spring:

What information do the infantry bring you in regard to the reported force of rebels being at Mechanicsburg Gap? If any, what was it, and under whose command?

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, June 6, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Grafton:

Is there any truth in the rumor that there was a guerrilla party near your post yesterday stealing horses?

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.