War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0860 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

Search Civil War Official Records

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

Charlestown, August 20, 1864.

Major General C. C. AUGUR,

Commanding Department of Washington:

I have 100 men who will take the contract to clean out Mosby's gang. I want 100 Spencer rifles for them. Send them to me if they can be found in Washington. There is no news here. The enemy are about Winchester; they have not gone toward the Potomac, although I left the road open.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

August 21, 1864.

Approved.

By order of the Secretary of War:

C. A. DANA,

Assistant Secretary of War.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 20, 1864.

General AUGUR:

The chief of ordnance has been directed to issue Spencer rifles to detachments from regiments already armed with them. A Massachusetts regiment of 100-days' men should be sent to-morrow to Fort Delaware to relieve an Ohio regiment there. Notify commanding officer at Fort Delaware when it starts, and also General Wallace, to prevent straggling at Baltimore.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

FORT MONROE, August 20, 1864-10 p.m.

(Received 6.30 a.m. 21st.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Arrived at 9.20 p.m. in steamer Arago, wiht the One hundred and third New York Volunteers, from Port Royal, S. C. Report hereby to you as directed. Will await, as ordered, two hours for orders from you, and, none arriving, after that time will proceed to Alexandria, Va., as ordered by General Foster.

W. HEINE,

Colonel 103rd New York Volunteers.

[First indorsement.]

AUGUST 21, 1864.

These troops were ordered for duty in Department of Washington. General Augur will have orders sent to Alexandria for their disposition, landing them there or at Washington, as he may deem best.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.