ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, Cedar Creek, Va., August 16, 1864.
The Sixth Corps and the Army of Western Virginia will move at 8 o'clock to-night, the 16th instant, from their present position to Clifton, via Winchester. The movements of these troops will be under the direction of Major-General Wright, who will make all the necessary arrangements. The cavalry will move to-morrow morning in accordance with instructions already given by Brigadier-General Torbert, who will send a staff officer to remain with General Wright during the movement. The headquarters of the major-general commanding will be at Winchester until the arrival of the Sixth Corps and General Crook's command. Major-General Crook will report for detailed instructions to Major-General Wright.
By command of Major-General Sheridan:
JAS. W. FORSYTH,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, 22ND ARMY CORPS, August 16, 1864.
Colonel J. HOWARD KITCHING,
Commanding Sixth New York Heavy Artillery:
COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that [you] report for duty, with your regiment, to Brigadier General M. D. Hardin, commanding division. On application, the chief quartermaster of this department will furnish the necessary transportation.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,
J. H. TAYLOR,
Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.
ALEXANDRIA, August 16, 1864. [Received 8 p.m.]
Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,
Chief of Staff:
COLONEL: The patrols report all quiet. It is reported by citizens that Mosby, with 500 men and two pieces of artillery, has gone to the Shenandoah Valley. Company H, Sixteenth New York Cavalry, has been ordered to report to their regiment as directed.
H. H. WELLS,
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE, Near Falls Church, Va., August 16, 1864.
LieutenantColonel J. H. TAYLOR,
Chief of Staff, Twenty-second Army Corps, Dept.of Washington:
COLONEL: I have the honor to report that nothing has yet been heard from the party sent toward Warrenton. I leave to-morrow morning, with every man who can be had of the Sixteenth New York Volunteer Cavalry, for the Rappahannock. I suppose that the whole force will be about 275 men. I should have moved to-day, but the failure