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under Captain Pope will move to First Brigade as per orders, 92, inclosed. Please see that the proper disposition is made, and send report of the same as soon as practicable. This new regiment will be at Fort Totten about 2 p. m.

Very respectfully,


Assistant Adjutant-General.

ALEXANDRIA, August 5, 1864.

(Received 9.15 p. m.)

Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: The patrols report all quiet to-day. I have sent a party of dismounted men below Occoquan to-night.


Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.


Near Falls Church, Va., August 5, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that a party sent to the vicinity of Thoroughfare Gap and beyond have just returned, reporting no force in that vicinity this side of Chester Gap, except small scouting parties down in the vicinity of Warrenton and below the gap on Little River pike. The Sixth Virginia Cavalry is reported to be at Chester Gap; it is about 250 strong. Scouts sent beyond Warrenton have not been heard from. Two messengers sent last night from the vicinity of Thoroughfare Gap failed to reach here up to this hour. No intelligence has been received from a small force between Leesburg and Aldie. It is expected that messengers from there will arrive to-night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Colonel Sixteenth New York Vol. Cav., Comdg. Cav. Brigade.


Muddy Branch, August 5, 1864. (Received 9.20 p. m.)

Major C. H. RAYMOND:

All quiet on my lines to-day. Bushwhackers are making their escape across the Potomac by night.


Major, Commanding.


In the Field, Monocacy Brigade, Md., August 5, 1864-8 p. m.

Major-General HUNTER,

Commanding Department of West Virginia:

GENERAL: Concentrate all your available force, without delay, in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry, leaving only such railroad guards and garrisons for public property as may be necessary. Use is this concentra-