War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0790 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD. AND PA. Chapter LV.

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enough to see that they are sent with the detachment and that plenty of ammunition is sen with them; also bring all the dismounted men that have equipments. We can mount them at Martinsburg. If possible send on the wagons, two sets of horse equipments, and seventy-two sabers and pistils. We have seventy-three unarmed and dismounted men who can be remounted if the equipments can be had. Captain Garnder, assistant quartermaster at Harper's Ferry, will let you have the wagons to go to Martinsburg. They will be sent back from this place with a guard. It is important that the men under your command be at Martinsburg to-morrow with the carbines and other articles. The general wishes that you exert every means to get them there. Lieutenant North, acting ordnance officer, will give every assistance in his power.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WILL RUMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

Cedar Creek, August 13, 1864.

(Received Cumberland 8 a. m. 15th.)

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

You are authorized to retain the detachment of the Eighth Ohio Cavalry now on duty at Beverly, at that point for the present.

JAS. W. FOSYTH,

Chief of Staff.

CEDAR CREEK, August 13, 1864.

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

Send at once to Winchester all stragglers belonging to this command that are armed, or that can be armed at Cumberland. Let them come as far as possible by rail. Send a list to these headquarters of all the men without arms that they may be charged against them. Send Lieutenant Jere Horton, assistant commissary of muster, First Infantry Division, to join his command at once.

By order of Brevet Major-General Crook:

P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CEDAR CREEK, August 13, 1864.

Brigadier-General KELLEY:

It is impossible to relieve the 100-days' men Ohio National Guard at present. Troops will be sent to take their place at the earliest possible moment.

By order of Brevet Major-General Crook:

P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPT., 8TH ARMY CORPS, No. 202.

Baltimore, August 13, 1864.

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II. The companies nd detachments of the One hundred and forty-fourth and One hundred and forty-ninth Regiments Ohio National