War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0712 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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HARPER'S FERRY, August 6, 1864.

Colonel LOWELL,

Commanding Cavalry, Near Point of Rocks:

You will please some to this place, and bring with you 1,000 cavalry. It is important that you be here at daylight to-morrow. Acknowledge receipt.

D. HUNTER,

Major-General.

POINT OF ROCKS, August 6, 1864.

Major-General HUNTER:

Ordered to report received.

C. R. LOWELL, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 6, 1864.

Brigadier General A. P. HOWE,

Commanding Military District of Harper's Ferry:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you send one company of infantry, numbering about fifty effective men, to Waverton to guard the fords near that place, so as to render more secure the rebel prisoners now there.

I am, general, most respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CUMBERLAND, August 6, 1864.

Captain T. MELVIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Monocacy:

General Averell arrived at Springfield las night. I have ordered him to pursue the enemy and attack him as soon as he overtakes him. The enemy is short of ammunition.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, August 6, 1864.

Governor BOREMAN,

Wheeling:

I think it is not necessary to call out the militia of Ohio and adjoining counties, but would suggest a proclamation directing them to hold themselves in readiness to respond at a moment's notice.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.