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near Bunker Hill last Friday and moved to Doctor Hammond's house, near North Mountain Station, and was sending stock up Back Creek Valley. He had learned that General Grant was at Monocacy on Friday, and that I was advancing with a large force. I will leave here to-morrow. I have not been able to learn that there were more than 300 cavalry on the north side of the Potomac, with a few wagons.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, 22ND ARMY CORPS,

August 9, 1864.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Commanding Middle Division, Harper's Ferry:

General Wilson informs me that his division will not be here ready to move before Thursday afternoon. He is all ready to move as soon as his men arrive.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, No. 195.

August 9, 1864.

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By command of Major-General Augur:

C. H. RAYMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HAGERSTOWN, August 9, 1864.

(Received 11 p. m.)

Military Governor WISEWELL:

Left Cumberland 7th. Johnson and Kelley engaged 5th at New Creek. Johnson defeated and retreating westward. Arrived Frankfort 7th. Captain McNeill passed through on 4th with forty men, on his way to join Johnson. I arrived Springfield same date. Averell passed through Springfield 6th, in close pursuit. Arrived Green Spring same date. Johnson's force 3,500 strong. From Green Spring to Gilpintown. No signs of enemy from Springfield to Hagerstown. What course shall I take next? Request major to bring War Department headings for authority. Answer.

C. BOSTICK.

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*See Vol. XXXIII, p. 617.

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