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that point. Make your arrangements to take the cars on the morning of the 23rd instant, provided with rations, and report in person to these headquarters before starting for instructions in detail.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. A. FREEMAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEW CREEK, August 21, 1864.

Major-General KELLEY:

The scout was ordered; had but fifty men to send, leaving only thirty-nine for duty at Clarksburg.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS,

Charleston, W. Va. August 21, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel HIBBS,

Camp Piatt:

You will have the three companies of the One hundred and fortieth Ohio Guard ready at 6 o'clock to-morrow morning to take the boat that unloads at Camp Piatt and bring them to the headquarters of the regiment preparatory to go to Ohio. You will turn over the command of the post and all public property to the senior officer of the One hundred and sixty-seventh Ohio at your place. You will be careful and see that no damage is done to public or private property by your command on leaving.

JOHN H. OLEY,

Colonel, Commanding.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 21, 1864.

Major-General WALLACE:

GENERAL: I am instructed to inform you that the Sixth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry left this city en route for Fort Delaware at 7.15 p.m. this day by Baltimore and Washington railroad. The chief of staff of the army directs this notification, that there may be no straggling of the regiment in Baltimore.

J. H. TAYLOR,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 21, 1864-9 p.m.

Major-General WALLACE:

The One hundred and thirty-ninth Regiment Ohio National Guard left Point Lookout this morning for Baltimore on the supposition that their term of service had expired; it now appears that there is some doubt about it. Will you please detain the regiment in Baltimore until the question is settled at the War Department, which will be done early to-morrow.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General.