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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

Hancock, August 8, 1864.

Major-General HUNTER:

General Sheridan has telegraphed me to join him. He telegraphs via Harper's Ferry. Is it by your order?

A. N. DUFFIE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION,

DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Hancock, Md., August 8, 1864.

Major General PHILIP SHERIDAN,

Commanding Cavalry:

(Via Harper's Ferry, Va., care General Howe.)

SIR: General Averell has 500 of my best cavalry on expedition. I expect him back in twenty-four hours or less. So soon as he returns I will move to join you. I have telegraphed General Howe to know where you are.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

A. M. DUFFIE,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS,

Hancock, August 8, 1864.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY,

Cumberland:

If you know where Brigadier-General Averell is you would oblige me by directing him to order the detachment of the Twenty-second Pennsylvania Cavalry and First New York (Lincoln) Cavalry, now with him, but belonging to my command, to report to me at once at this place. I am ordered by Major-General Sheridan to immediately concentrate my command at this place and join him.

I am, sir, &c.,

A. N. DUFFIE,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION,

DEPT. OF WEST VIRGINIA, No. 26.

Hancock, Md., August 8, 1864.

Colonel L. B. Pierce, Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry, will proceed immediately to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., and will collect together in camp all men of the First Cavalry Division now at or near that point.

By command of Brigadier General A. N. Duffie:

E. W. CLARK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[AUGUST 8, 1864.]

Major-General HUNTER,

Commanding Department of West Virginia:

Major Green, chief engineer on the staff of General Ewell, serving with Early, was captured at Moorefield. McCausland had received