War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0954 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, August 29, 1864-9.30 a. m.

Colonel CHIPMAN:

There seems no further occasion for you to remain at Harper's Ferry and you are much needed here.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT. ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 284.

Washington, August 29, 1864.

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4. Captain G. A. Gordon, Second U. S. Cavalry, is herebey relieved from his present duties, and will report in person, without delay, to the commanding general Department of West Virginia, for assignment to duty as special inspector of cavalry for said department.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON,

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, No. 75.

August 29, 1864.

I. Pursuant to paragraph 1, Special Orders, No. 279, Adjutant-General's Office, August 24, 1864, Lieutenant Colonel Elias M. Greene, quartermaster's department, is hereby relieved from duty as chief quartermaster Department of Washington.

II. Colonel John A. Ellison, quartermaster's department, having reported at these headquarters in compliance with paragraph 1, Special Orders, No. 279, Adjutant-General's Office, August 24, 1864, is herebey announced as chief quartermaster Department of Washington. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Major General C. C. Augur:

C. H. RAYMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ILLINOIS CAVALRY,

Muddy Branch, August 29, 1864-11 a. m.

(Received 1.50 p. m.)

Lieutenant-Colonel TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Shall cross at this point at 11 a. m. with about 650 effective men. Received communication last night from Colonel Lazelle containing information received in your instructions last night. Returned orderly to Colonel L. at 5 this morning, notifying him of my movement. Don't expect many teams brought in. Major Brigs has not arrived. When I leave [sic].

Respectfully,

JNO. M. WAITE,

Major, &c.