War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0788 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

Cedar Creek, Va., August 13, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER,

Commanding Defenses of Harper's Ferry:

GENERAL: Has General Duffie's command arrived at Harper's Ferry?

Very respectfully,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

In Camp near Cedar Creek, August 13, 1864.

Brigadier-General WEBER,

Commanding Defenses of Harper's Ferry:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you have the railroad repaired to Martinsburg as soon as possible. The general also directs that you inform him whether the railroad bridge has been repaired; also whether the wagon road-way on railroad bridge has been put in working order. You will also report the condition of the pontoon bridge.

Very respectfully,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIL. DIST. OF HARPER'S FERRY, No. 60.

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 13, 1864.

The following-named officers are hereby appointed and announced upon the staff of Brigadier General Max Weber: Captain H. M. Burleigh, assistant adjutant-general and acting assistant inspector-general; First Lieutenant S. F. Adams, aide-de-camp and acting assistant adjutant-general. They will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

MAX WEBER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

Cedar Creek, Va., August 13, 1864.

Brigadier General W. W. AVERELL,

Commanding Cavalry Division, Hancock:

All your men with General Couch and elsewhere have been ordered to Harper's Ferry. Your dispatch relative to horses has been received. The general commanding directs that you concentrate your command at Harper's Ferry, and that you procure all the horses that you can and take them to Harper's Ferry with you.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.