responsible to Union men for all these depredations, in five times the amount by tax, and the destruction of all the property within five miles of our front when any of our commands may be bushwhacked. I can, however, give you a more satisfactory explanation when I see you. I have the advice from headquarters of this department in the matter, which I propose to consult, adding such additions as may be suggested from the immediate conduct of these scoundrels within the bounds of my command. In view of this, I shall hope to see you as soon as may be practicable.
I am, major, very respectfully,
A. D. JAYNES,
Colonel, 141st Regiment Ohio National Guard.
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
June 10, 1864.
The Secretary of War directs that Middle Department be extended to Harper's Ferry, and that General Julius White be ordered by telegraph to Washington.
H. W. HALLECK,
Major- General and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,
June 11, 1864. (Received 11 a. m. 12th.)
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Chief of Staff:
Richmond papers of this morning announce the junction of Crook and Averell with Hunter, at Staunton, on the 8th instant. A portion of their forces are on the Greenville and Middlebrook road. Five hundred cavalry made a demonstration on Waynesborough, and were repulsed by Imboden; on the 9th advanced again, but were driven back, burning up the railroad as they retired.
U. S. GRANT,
MARTINSBURG, June 11, 1864.
Brigadier General MAX WEBER,
Unless otherwise ordered, the cavalry will be sent to Smithfield, as directed on June 10, to- morrow.
By order, &c.:
T. A. MEYSENBURG,
Assistant Adjutant- General.
HDQRS. FIRST CAV. DIV., DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA,
Tye River Gap, Va., June 11, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel CHARLES G. HALPINE,
Assistant Adjutant- General, Dept. of West Virginia:
SIR: I sent you a dispatch last night when encamped nine miles from here. I then thought it only two miles to this gap. This