War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0800 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, No. 12.

Cedar Creek, Va., August 15, 1864.

First Lieutenant John R. Meigs, Corps of Engineers, in addition to his duties as chief engineer of the Department of West Virginia, will until further orders perform the duties of an aide-de-camp at these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Sheridan:

E. B. PARSONS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, No. 6.

Cedar Creek, Va., August 15, 1864.

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4. Brigadier General John D. Stevenson, U. S. Volunteers, having reported to the major-general commanding, in compliance with instructions from the War Department, will report to Brevet Major-General Crook, commanding Department and Army of West Virginia, for assignment to duty.

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By command of Major-General Sheridan:

E. B. PARSONS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SALISBURY, MD.,

August 15, 1864.

Captain MASSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Will send eleven prisoners to-morrow and the balance next day. Am busy on report to send by mail. Corporal at Newtown telegraphs this morning that not having sufficient for guard over captured boat it was taken last night. Supposed to be by citizens. He spare all he could for my large scout through the lower part of Somerset County. Gun-boat should be sent at once to Pocomoke Sound and River to capture and hold small craft.

G. W. P. SMITH,

Captain, Commanding.

MUDDY BRANCH,

August 15, 1864-6.30 p. m.

Major CARRINGTON H. RAYMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: All quiet to-day. One of my pickets near Indian Ford was shot and severely wounded last night by bushwhackers inside my line. The country was searched without effect until 12 o'clock.

Very respectfully,

JNO. M. WAITE,

Major, &c.