War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0796 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF HARPER'S FERRY,

Harper's Ferry, Va., August 14, 1864.

Major YELLOTT, or COMMANDING OFFICER AT FREDERICK, MD.:

You will send by rail to Harper's Ferry, without delay, out companies of the forces now at Frederick. The cars are now on their way to transport them. They will be provided with three days' rations and sixty rounds of ammunition. Answer.

By order of Brigadier General Max Weber:

H. M. BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FREDERICK, August 14, 1864.

H. M. BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Major Pugh, with four companies One hundred and sixty-first Ohio National Guard, are in readiness to move upon arrival of cars. We have just about five rounds of ammunition.

JNO. I. YELLOTT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Newton, Va., August 14, 1864.

Captain P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Hdqrs. Army of West Virginia:

SIR: I have the honor to report my command at this place. There is water here. I have gone into camp. There is coming back on the road between this and your headquarters a large wagon train. My supply train is not yet and will not be in until near dark. I have some hay here, and unless your order to the contrary will camp here and join you early to-morrow morning.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. N. DUFFIE,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Comdg. First Cavalry Division.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

Cedar Creek, Va., August 14, 1864.

Brigadier-General AVERELL,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

By the direction of the major-general commanding, you will remain for the present at Harper's Ferry, and in the meantime mount, arm, and equip your command as fast as possible. Report your progress in this matter when you have an opportunity.

Yours, &c.,

A. T. A. TORBERT,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Chief of Cavalry.