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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, No. 5.

Cedar Creek, Va., August 14, 1864.

1. Lieutenant John R. Meigs, U. S. Engineer Corps, is hereby relieved from duty with the Army of West Virginia, and will report at once to these headquarters.

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By command of Major-General Sheridan:

E. P. PARSONS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, No. 3.

Near Cedar Creek, August 14, 1864-3.40 p. m.

All the subsistence trains now with this command will be at once moved to the rear, under the direction of corps quartermasters, and parked just this side of Middletown. The ground to be occupied by the different trains will be pointed out by the acting chief quartermaster of this army.

By command of Major-General Sheridan:

E. B. PARSONS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 14, 1864.

Major-General AUGUR:

GENERAL: Batteries K and L, First U. S. Artillery, have been consolidated to form a reserve battery for the cavalry of General Sheridan's command. Major-General Halleck directs that this battery be ordered to join the division under General Grover and proceed with it.

Very respectfully,

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MUDDY BRANCH, August 14, 1864.

(Received Washington 7.20 p. m.)

Major C. H. RAYMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: All quiet on my line. A number of squads of rebel cavalry seen on the Virginia side to-day, all along my line from Monocacy down as far as Great Falls. Think they are watching for stragglers or orderlies with dispatches, &c.

Very respectfully,

JNO. M. WAITE,

Major, Commanding, &c.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE,

Near Falls Church, Va., August 14, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that a sergeant commanding a party of three men, all of the Sixteenth New York Cavalry, hearing some reports concerning the enemy, ventured out this morning at day-break