War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0700 Chapter LV. OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA.

Search Civil War Official Records

forenoon and on the hill just below the bridge where General Burnside crossed, from 2 p. m. until dark. Reports that enemy left Sharpsburg on Hagerstown road, with about 2,000 cavalry and 200 wagons, at daylight; no infantry. About 2,000 infantry and 150 wagons were left near Sharpsburg during the day. Their wagons were engaged in gathering wheat from farmers near Sharpsburg. When he left could see not sings of a force advancing on Virginia side.

WM. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Inspector-General.

HDQRS. DETACHMENT NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Harper's Ferry, August 5, 1864.

Captain BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Monocacy Junction:

I have telegraphed for Dudley to bring his cavalry up, but get no answer. If there is no objection, ask the general to let it come. I can ascertain nothing definite without it.

W. H. EMORY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

MONOCACY, MD., August 5, 1864.

Major-General EMORY,

Commanding Nineteenth Army Corps:

I will send the escort to-night. Have just received the telegram. The agent of the road is anxious to have the number of men of your command passed over the road. If I shall give the number, please transmit it.

O. O. POTTER,

Captain and Chief Quartermaster, Nineteenth Army Corps.

HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH CORPS,

Harper's Ferry, August 5, 1864.

Captain O. O. POTTER,

Chief Q. M. 19th A. C., at Gambrill's, Monocacy Junction:

I will send the numbers faithfully as soon as it is proper. Let me know if Colonel Dudley's command has started; if not, send him by railroad, if possible. We are greatly in want of cavalry here.

W. H. EMORY,

Brevet Major-General.

MONOCACY, MD., August 5, 1864-8 p. m.

Major-General EMORY:

Colonel Dudley started at 4 p. m. with his command.

O. O. POTTER,

Captain and Quartermaster.