could learn the enemy are moving toward Sharpsburg. He learned that General Early moved his headquarters yesterday morning eastward toward the river.
W. H. EMORY,
MONOCACY, August 6, 1864.
(Received 10.15 p. m.)
Major General W. H. EMORY:
One of my scouts reports passing General Merrit's cavalry and two batteries at Clarksville at 12 m. to-day. They have not yet reached here. There are no others in this vicinity. I will hurry these up as soon as they arrive.
E. B. TYLER,
WASHINGTON, D. C., August 6, 1864.
GENERAL: The officers and men with your division belonging to other divisions of the Nineteenth Corps and to the Sixth Corps, near Harper's Ferry, will be forwarded by rail to their proper commands. If there are not a sufficient number of officers to properly take charge of the men you will detail some from your division, to return to you as soon as the men are returned over to their proper corps. Please state about the number of officers and men to go forward.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. C. KELTON,
HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., August 6, 1864-2.30 p. m.
(Received 2.40 p. m.)
General Sheridan directs that you hurry up your Second Brigade and send word to General Merritt to push on and report to him here. As soon as you have started your Second Brigade you will report in person at this place. You will come here by railroad.
JAS. W. FORSYTH,
Chief of Staff.
Harper's Ferry, August 6, 1864.
Brigadier General W. MERRITT,
Comdg. Reserve Brigade, First Division, Cavalry Corps:
General Sheridan directs that you push on with your command so as to report to him at this place by to-morrow evening.
JAS. W. FORSYTH,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.