General McIntosh, in accordance with the above instructions, will send two regiments in the direction of Winchester, General Chapman one regiment toward Millwood and White Post, at daylight to-morrow, and report any information at once.
By command of Brigadier-General Wilson:
Extract from return of the Third Division, Cavalry Corps, commanded by Brigadier General James H. Wilson, for August 30, 1864.
Troops. Officer Men Men not Aggreg
s. fuly fully ate.
Division headquarters 12 64 25 104
First Brigade 104 1,792 98 2,209
Second Brigade 55 1,101 93 1,396
Total 171 2,957 216 3,709
Pennington's battery 3 115 --- 134
Fitzhugh's battery 3 106 --- 128
Total 177 3,178 216 3,971
Troops. Officer Men's Men's
s. service unserv
Division headquarters 32 90 5
First Brigade 208 2,161 132
Second Brigade 154 1,288 36
Total 394 3,539 223
Pennington's battery --- 209 ---
Fitzhugh's battery --- 194 ---
Total 394 3,942 223
HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION,
August 30, 1864-6 p. m.
Commanding First Brigade:
General Torbert wishes you to send one good squadron on the Berryville Winchester pike, as near to the Opequon Creek as you can. Instruct the officer that is detached to move rapidly, and if he meets any parties of the enemy to endeavor to take prisoners; information is wanted. A woman at the toll-gate just this side of the Opequon will give any news she may possess.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. H. WILSON,
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF HARPER'S FERRY,
Harper's Ferry, August 30, 1864.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
The condition of the forces this morning seems unchanged. The firing yesterday was a heavy skirmish between our cavalry and Breckinridge's corps; but few casualties on our side. The enemy retired across the Opequon.
JOHN D. STEVENSON,