War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0647 Chapter XLIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, Va., June 17, 1864.

Captain R. C. BAMFORD,

Point of Rocks:

Captain Keyes and the infantry can go over. Put the force under command of the senior officer, and see that they ar carefully and properly instructed, and report result at once on their return. If the report of house- burning is true, send me a proposal for retaliation.

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber:

H. M. BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

POINT OF ROCKS, June 17, 1864.

Brigadier- General WEBER;

The scout has just returned. Mr. Sidney Williams' house, barn, outhouses, and all his hay has been burned. They are supposed to be Mosby's men, five in all. None in Waterford or neighborhood. Will send written statement in regard to retaliation to- morrow.

R. C. BAMFORD,

Captain.

CUMBERLAND, June 17, 1864.

Colonel J. HIGGINS,

Twenty- second Pennsylvania Cavalry, Green Spring Run:

Hold the company of Sixth Virginia Infantry at Green Spring Run in readiness to move to this place to- morrow p. m., upon the arrival of a company ordered from Paw Paw to relieve them.

By order of Brigadier- General Kelley:

C. A. FREEMAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant- General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Cumberland, Md., June 17, 1864.

Colonel JAMES A. MULLIGAN:

It is directed by the major- general commanding Reserve Division that the Twenty- third Illinois Infantry will be prepared for active service. They must be ready at twelve hours' notice to be sent to Martinsburg with all surplus baggage, stores, and provided with shelter- tents and 100 rounds of ammunition, to be carried on the person The regiment will be allowed two flies and one wagon.

By order of Brigadier- General Kelley:

C. A. FREEMAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant General.

HARPER'S FERRY, June 18, 1864.

(Received 8.35 p. m.)

Brigadier General GEORGE D. RAMSAY,

Chief of Ordnance:

The ammunition train for General Hunter will leave Martinsburg when ordered by the War Department at Washington. I have fur-