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CUMBERLAND, August 12, 1864.

Brevet Major-General CROOK:

The term of service of all the troops I have between Piedmont and Sleepy Creek expires in a few days, except small detachment of the Sixth and Eleventh West Virginia Infantry. Governor Brough is extremely anxious the 100-days' men be promptly sent home. Will you send troops to relieve them? I would prefer Virginia troops, because of their acquaintance with the people and the geography of the country. The people here are anxious to have the Second Maryland sent back.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HANCOCK, August 12, 1864.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY:

Detachment of my cavalry in Martinsburg yesterday. Enemy's stragglers retired through Bunker Hill day before.

W. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, August 12, 1864.

Brigadier-General AVERELL:

Have the promise that everything will be forwarded to-day. Shall remain until certain, unless your order me to Hancock.

J. A. BYERS,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 268.

Washington, August 12, 1864.

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25. Captain William R. Howe, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, will report in person without delay to Brigadier-General Averell, U. S. Volunteers, for assignment to duty.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPT., 8TH ARMY CORPS, No. 201.

Baltimore, August 12, 1864.

1. Captain T. M. Bartholomee, commanding detachment Twelfth Maryland Infantry (100-days' service), is hereby ordered to put his command en route without delay to proceed to Hood's Mills, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, there to await order from Brigadier General E. B. Tyler, commanding First Separate Brigade. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By command of Major-General Wallace:

SAML. B. LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.