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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA, No. 64.

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 8, 1864.

In pursuance of instructions from the commanding general Middle Military Division, the headquarters of the Department of West Virginia will hereafter, until further orders, be at Cumberland, Md.

By command of Major-General Hunter:

T. MELVIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA, No. 147.

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 8, 1864.

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4. Battery D, First West Virginia Artillery, now at Parkersburg, W. Va., awaiting guns, will proceed to Wheeling, W. Va., to enable it more readily to refit, as well as to recruit its numbers.

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10. During the anticipated absence of the major-general commanding Major General J. Stahel, U. S. Volunteers, the next senior officer, will exercise command of the Department of West Virginia.

11. The headquarters of this department having been removed to Cumberland, Md., the members of the staff now on duty here will proceed to that place, via Baltimore, Harrisburg, and Bedford, that being at present the most available route.

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By order of Major-General Hunter:

T. MELVIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIST. OF HARPER'S FERRY, No. 59.

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 8, 1864.

In accordance with Special Orders, No. 146, dated August 7, 1864, from headquarters Department of West Virginia, Brigadier-General Howe having been relieved from duty in this department and ordered to Washington, D. C., I hereby assume command of the Military District of Harper's Ferry. All existing orders will remain in force until countermanded.

MAX WEBER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CUMBERLAND, August 8, 1864-10 a. m.

Major-General HUNTER,

Monocacy:

A scout has just arrived at New Creek. Reports that General Averell overtook the enemy near Moorefield yesterday morning; attacked him; took all of his artillery and 500 prisoners.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.