requisitions for artillery ammunition. The artillery ammunition train is here, but will be sent to Harper's Ferry in the morning. All trains sent back by you must be here before daylight to-morrow. Arrest all male citizens between the ages of sixteen and fifty years as prisoners of war, and send them to the rear. Send two regiments from Berryville up the road down which General Crook marched as far as Kabletown, returning to their camps by way of Rippon, on the Charlestown and Berryiville pike. This force will arrest all citizens [male] found on their route, and will be kept well in hand. Send scouting parties to the front, and report often any information of the enemy, as the major-general commanding is exceedingly anxious. Mosby's men are in some force on the Charlestown and Berryville pike. Attacked this morning a party of 120.
M. A. RENO,
Captain and Chief of Staff.
General Emory reports that the guerrillas developed a force of sixty men near Kabletown.
M. A. R.
CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION,
August 19, 1864.
Hereafter brigade commanders will see that armed and organized parties are sent out for forage, and that single persons or small unauthorized squads are not allowed to go out. Several men have thus been captured this morning close to the camps.
By command of Brigadier-General Merritt:
A. E. DANA,
HEADQUARTERS FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION, August 19, 1864-12.30 p.m.
Colonel DI CESNOLA:
The general commanding directs that you saddle up at once and be ready to move at a moment's notice.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
G. A. GORDON,
Captain, Second Cavalry, Assistant Commissary of Musters.
CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADIER, FIRST CAVALRY DIV.,
August 19, 1864.
Regimental commanders will see that the within orders are complied with.
By order of Colonel Di Cesnola:
Captain and Provost-Marshal.