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[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

September 7, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Board convened at Harper's Ferry for investigation of this matter.*

By command of Major-General Sheridan:

C. KINGSBURY, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

Cedar Creek, August 13, 1864.

Brigadier-General TORBERT,

Chief of Cavalry:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that your order the detachment of cavalry of the Second Division sent heed this afternoon as an escort to the major-general commanding, to take post at Berryville, and scout the country in that vicinity, and also around Charlestown and the Opequon Creek. The detachment will move as soon as they are supplied with forage and rations.

Very respectfully,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

August 13, 1864-12.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General MCINTOSH,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: You will hold one of your best na most reliable regiments in readiness to escort Colonel Chipman, aide-de-camp, bearer of dispatches to Major-General Sheridan. The regiment must be fully provided with ammunition, and if necessary, sufficient must be taken from other regiments to complete its supply. The escort will take the shortest route to and through Snicker's Gap. Colonel Chipman is expected to arrive here soon.

By command of Brigadier-General Wilson:

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

August 13, 1864.

Brigadier-General MCINTOSH,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: Complaints reach here that your men are roaming around the country, robbing the orchards, corn-fields, &c. You will please have it stopped, and place safeguards on whatever grounds you may judge necessary, so as to prevent all unlicensed proceedings of any kind.

By command of Brigadier-General Wilson:

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See proceedings of Board, p. 619.

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