War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0738 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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have found things here in confusion. The cavalry were all scattered, but I have collected a large number. Duffie's command has been doing nothing up about Hancock. It has been ordered to join me; Averell also. Torbert's two brigades came in this morning and his last brigade this evening.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., August 9, 1864-8 p. m.

(Received 9 p. m.)

Colonel HARDIE,

Inspector-General:

I have most urgently to request that Captain John Kellogg, commissary of subsistence, U. S. Army, be ordered here as chief commissary of subsistence. If he can be sent I should like to have him come at once.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, No. 6.

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 9, 1864.

I. Brigadier-General Weber, commanding at Harper's Ferry, will have Colonel Schoonmaker's command of dismounted cavalry moved to Pleasant Walley and camped near Major Congdon's command. Colonel Schoonmaker will assume command of all of the dismounted cavalry. Colonel Maulsby, commanding Maryland Heights, will at once order all the dismounted cavalry with him to report to Major Congdon.

II. The dismounted cavalry will be armed, and keep armed, as fast as possible with carbines and pistols.

By order of Major-General Sheridan:

E. B. PARSONS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, No. 7.

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 9, 1864.

In addition to General Orders, No. 1, headquarters U. S. Forces, August 7, 1864, the following officers are announced on the staff of the major-general commanding: Asst. Surg. F. H. Patton, Twelfth Virginia Infantry, as acting medical purveyor; Major H. W. Owings, Second Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteers, as acting medical director.

By command of Major-General Sheridan:

E. B. PARSONS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, No. 8.

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 9, 1864.

Captain Thayer Melvin, assistant adjutant-general, is relieved from duty at the headquarters of Department of Western Virginia, and is hereby assigned to duty at these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Sheridan:

E. B. PARSONS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.