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road; they connect with each other and Merritt. No further reports from scouts. Am getting two days' forage and two days' rations. Page is sending supplies to you on the north side of the Potomac.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION,

August 22, 1864-2.20 p.m.

Brigadier-General McINTOSH,

First Brigade:

General Torbert has just sent word from Shepherdstown that a large force had followed Cesnola on the Charlestown and Shepherdstown road, and wishes its character determined. Please send out two or three scouting parties toward Duffield' and beyond, with instructions to ascertain if any troops are moving toward Shepherdstown.

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION,

J. Engel's Place, August 22, 1864-2.25 p.m.

Brigadier-General McINTOSH,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: Send patrol party toward and to Antietam Ford, ascertain its character, if our artillery and wagons can cross there, and the best road to it. Keep a close watch on all your front and right flank.

Report frequently to me.

Very respectfully,

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

August 22, 1864-8 p.m.

Brigadier-General McINTOSH,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you have your command saddled at 4 a.m. to-morrow, ready for any emergency, and that you will please notify the battery.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION,

August 22, 1864-10.30 a.m.

Brigadier-General CHAPMAN,

Commanding Second Brigade:

I have just sent a staff officer to you with an order to send out three small scouting parties. This means of communication was taken to prevent delay. Instead of complying with the order you profess to misunderstand it, and ask for definite instructions. Such a course is