War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0850 OPERATIONS IN N.VA.,W.VA.,MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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duty. General Kenly's brigade whilst at Harper's Ferry is under your command and he will be directed to report to you for duty. The general desires that you continue to arrest all stragglers that may make their way into Harper's Ferry, and as opportunity offers forward them to their respective commands or to these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, In the Field, August 19, 1864-10 p.m.

Brigadier General J. D. STEVENSON,

Commanding District of Harper's Ferry:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that your order the Twentieth Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry, now at the dismounted camp, Pleasant Valley, Md., to Halltown, to garrison that place and protect the depot established at that point.

I am, general, very respectfully,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Shepherdstown, W. Va., August 19, 1864.

Brigadier General J. D. STEVENSON, Harper's Ferry:

GENERAL: The enemy's cavalry, about 1,000 strong, drove my pickets from Martinsburg to Hainesville at 5 p.m. to-day.

Very respectfully,

WM. W. AVERELL,

Brigadier-General.

P. S.-Please communicate the above to Major-General Sheridan.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA, In the Field, August 19, 1864.

Brigadier General MAX WEBER, U. S. Volunteers:

[Through Brigadier General J. D. Stevenson,

Commanding District of Harper's Ferry.]

GENERAL: I am directed by the commanding general to inform you that General Orders, No. 66, current series, from these headquarters, assigning General Stevenson to the command of the Military District of Harper's Ferry, did not relieve you from duty in the district, and it was expected that you would be assigned to a command by General Stevenson.

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

P. G. BIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.