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GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIL. DIST. OF HARPER'S FERRY, No. 2. Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 17, 1864.

Captain Faithful, First Maryland Potomac Home Brigade, is hereby appointed assistant provost-marshal of the Military District of Harper's Ferry, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly. Captain Faithful will take the supervision of the line from Sandy Hook to Monocacy, and see that all rules, orders, and regulations are strictly carried out and good order observed. He will make duplicate daily reports to these headquarters and to the provost-marshal, Captain Pratt.

By order of Brigadier-General Stevenson:

H. M. BURLEIGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, Winchester, Va., August 17, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Brigadier-General AVERELL,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: Your communications concerning the change of your battery received. Your letter* inquiring as to whether you shall remain at Martinsburg has been referred to Brigadier-General Torbert, chief of cavalry, Middle Military Division.

Very respectfully,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, Winchester, Va., August 17, 1864.

Brigadier-General AVERELL,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: You will remain at Martinsburg until further orders. In the meantime push matters to fit your command for active service. Send to me an application to have Battery L, Fifth U. S. Artillery, changed to horse artillery, and it will be done if possible. Send up a recommendation for Colonel W. H. Powell, Second Virginia Cavalry. I will be at Winchester at least as long as I can stay. Third Division Cavalry, Army of the Potomac, is here, or coming in, and the First Division, Army of the Potomac, will be here to-morrow. Communicate with me directly. I am afraid to write more, under the circumstances. Send me a return of your command.

Yours, &c.,

A. T. A. TORBERT,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Chief of Cavalry.

[AUGUST 17, 1864.-For Reno to Averell, ordering latter to fall back to Charlestown, &c., see p.502.]

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*See Averell to Forsyth, August 15, p.804.

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