War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0818 OPERATIONS IN N.VA.,W.VA.,MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

August 16, 1864.

The attention of brigade commanders is again directed to the orders of suppression of marauding and to the illegal seizure of property. The men of the command must not be permitted as individuals to enter houses or enclosures, but when either provisions or forage are necessary the proper staff officers of brigades and regiments, with necessary details of officers and enlisted men, will seize whatever may be needed, giving receipts in accordance with the present regulations of the Quartermaster's Department. On the march men must not be permitted to leave the ranks with their arms, horses, or accouterments, excepts on duty.

By command of Brigadier-General Wilson:

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, August 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General McINTOSH,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: The general directs me to suggest to you to leave some wagons with picked men concealed in them somewhat in rear as a decoy for bushwhackers. He leaves the manner of doing it entirely to your own discretion, but thinks that by this way some of the bushwhackers may be deceived and captured.

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

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, August 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General McINTOSH,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: The general directs that you send the inclosed dispatch to General Grover, commanding division Nineteenth Army Corps, with one good squadron on the road back toward Leesburg, with instructions to the commanding officer to return to this command as soon as dispatch is delivered. He will find the division of infantry probably between Purcellville and Leesburg. The order to return is based upon the supposition that General Grover may wish to retain cavalry, and is in accordance with instructions from General Sheridan.

Very respectfully, your very obedient servant,

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Berryville, Va., August 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General TORBERT,

Chief of Cavalry, Middle Military Division:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that I reached this place with my command at 2 o'clock this a.m. Found everything quiet. General Wilson is at Harper's Ferry with his command, having arrived this