War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0882 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD. AND PA. Chapter LV.

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HEADQUARTERS HARDIN'S DIVISION,

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, DEPT. OF WASHINGTON,

Washington, D. C., August 22, 1864.

Colonel J. H. KITCHING,

First Brigade:

The general commanding directs that the Forty-first New York Volunteers will be ordered to Fort Sumner, and that they will be at once put upon instruction in artillery-the company of Ninth New York Artillery now at that fort will instruct them,under your orders; that Knap's battalion be at once ordered to complete the cutting of brush on the left and front of Fort Sumner, or wherever it is needed in that vicinity, and that the pickets detailed from this battalion be withdrawn for this purpose. The commanding officer of Forty-first New York Volunteers will command the post.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. CHANDLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

POINT OF ROCKS, MD., August 22, 1864.

(Received 5.20 p.m.)

Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Just arrived opposite this point all right without the loss of a man, not even a straggler. Crossed into Loudoun Valley at Aldie. Part of my command charged and drove portion of Mosby's men through Middleburg and well toward Upperville. Went to Philomont and Snicker's Gap, thence down the valley. Brought in about fifty prisoners, number of horses, &c. Met no force of the enemy. Dispatches received after one day out. Horses of my command much in need of shoeing. Move to Muddy Branch to-morrow.

JNO. M. WAITE,

Major, &c.

ALEXANDRIA, August 22, 1864.

(Received 8.20 p.m.)

Colonel TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: The patrols report all quiet to-day. An attempt was made to burn the railroad bridge this side of Burke's Station last night. The damage done was slight.

H. H. WELLS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Provost-Marshal-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE,

Near Falls Church, Va., August 22, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have nothing of importance to report. Colonel Gansevoort started out about noon with his regiment. Should be obtain any additional information he is instructed to communicate by sending in a small party, if practicable.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. M. LAZELLE,

Colonel Sixteenth New York Cavalry, Comdg. Cavalry Brigade.