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HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, 22ND ARMY CORPS,

August 8, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point, Va.:

General Halleck informs me that you may send some of the heavy artillery regiments for duty in the forts here. As Colonel Whistler is now commanding a brigade in these works, I should be glad to have his regiment sent, if it can be spared.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, D. C., August 8, 1864.

Major-General AUGUR:

GENERAL: Major-General Halleck directs that the Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, General Grover commanding, report to you for temporary duty. The division is composed of the following regiments: Ninth Connecticut, Fourteenth New Hampshire, Third* and Twenty-sixth Massachusetts, Twelfth and Fourteenth Maine, Seventy-fifth, One hundred and thirty-first, One hundred and fifty-sixth, One hundred and fifty-ninth, and One hundred and seventy-third New York.

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., August 8, 1864-noon.

(Received 12.40 p. m.)

Major General C. C. AUGUR:

As soon as General Wilson is ready to move his division, order him to join me via Leesburg and Snicker's Gap. I am exceedingly anxious to have him join me with as little delay as possible.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

Harper's Ferry, August 8, 1864. (Received 4 p. m.)

Major General C. C. AUGUR:

What force have you at Edwards' and Noland's Ferries? Where is Colonel Lazelle posted? Mosby has about 200 cavalry at or near Point of Rocks.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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*Cavalry (dismounted).

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