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manding officer at that place. The dismounted portion of your command, together with all baggage, will be sent to the same point via railroad.

By order of Brigadier-General Kelley:

C. A. FREEMAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARTINSBURG, June 20, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER,

Harper's Ferry:

Can you relieve the Sixth Virginia Cavalry? If so, the general commanding directs the detachments to march to this place.

T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., June 20, 1864.

Major T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I will relieve the Sixth Virginia Cavalry to-morrow, the 21st instant, and order them to report to you at Martinsburg.

MAX WEBER,

Brigadier-General.

BUCKHANNON, W. VA., June 20, 1864.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY,

Cumberland:

Two deserters just came to Beverly who left Breckinridge's command east of the Blue Ridge on the 12th. Breckinridge was marching toward Lynchburg or Charlottesville. Rumors were that Pickett was coming to Lynchburg. Our cavalry were fifteen miles from Charlottesville tearing up railroad. Four thousand rebel cavalry were in Hunter's rear. Hunter was making toward Lynchburg. I go to Clarksburg to-day.

N. WILKINSON.

Colonel.

CITY POINT, VA., June 21, 1864.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding, &c.:

The only word I would send General Hunter would be verbal, and simply to let him know where we are, and tell him to save his army in the way he thinks best, either by getting back into his own department or by joining us. If we had the enemy driven north of the Appomattox I think he would have no difficulty in joining us by taking a wide sweep south.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

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