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morning, and he reports that no rebels were supposed to be near there. I have a scouting party patrolling the country between Middleburg and Liberty, and will inform you of any movement of the enemy. Please place an operator in Baltimore office all night.

CALEB CHURCHMAN,

Captain, Commanding Scouts.

[First indorsement.]

HDQRS MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, August 6, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Brigadier-General Lockwood for his information.

Please return these papers, with report as to whether you have any scouts between Westminster and Gettysburg.

By command of Major-General Wallace:

JAMES R. ROSS,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

HDQRS. THIRD SEPARATE BRIGADIER, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, August 6, 1864.

In General Lockwood's absence I take the liberty of stating that there are no scouts out, other than those under Captain Churchman, the entire cavalry force of this brigade, excepting Smith's company, on the Eastern Shore, being comprised in that officer's command.

Very respectfully,

J. C. MULLIKIN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE, August 6, 1864.

Brigadier-General LOCKWOOD,

Commanding Third Separate Brigade:

GENERAL: I am directed by Major-General Wallace to request you to make report to these headquarters of the cavalry in the vicinity of Westminster and beyond. Please state to what point the patrols extend and the last instructions given by you; also give the last information received from Westminster.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAML. B. LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD SEPARATE BRIGADE, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, August 6, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel S. B. LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Eighth Army Corps:

COLONEL: In reply to your note of this morning, making inquiries as to the number and operations of my cavalry scouts at Westminster, I have the honor to report that this force consists of Company A, Second Delaware Cavalry (Captain Milligan), and thirty men of the First Delaware Cavalry, making in all 120 men, under the command of Captain Churchman, First Delaware Cavalry.