War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0966 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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HARPER'S FERRY, August 30, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

No information of changes of position of forces since morning.

JNO. D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, August 30, 1864.

(Received 9.10 a. m.)

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The quartermaster of the Third Brigade, First Division, Cavalry Corps, reports that Captain C. S. Eighenbrodt was killed Friday, August 26, 1864, two miles to the left of Halltown, Va. His body [was] left on the field and buried on the enemy on the spot where he fell.

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF HARPER'S FERRY,

Harper's Ferry, August 30, 1864.

W. P. SMITH,

Agent Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Baltimore:

I think it would be safe to make reconnaissance of road with view to reopening it.

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

Charlestown, Va., August 30, 1864-8.15 a. m.

Brigadier-General AVERELL,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: Your scouts reached me this morning. So far as I can learn, the enemy was at Bunker Hill yesterday in full force. Custer crossed the Opequon and pushed out about a mile, but had to come back, followed up [by] Breckinridge's corps (Gordon's and Ramseur's divisions). They came across the creek to Smithfield, but returned to Bunker Hill, followed up by a part of the Sixth Corps to the Opequon. Look out for your line; they cannot stay long at Bunker Hill. I will probably move to Smithfield to-day.

Yours, truly,

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Martinsburg, W. Va., August 30, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel J. W. FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff, Middle Military Division:

COLONEL: I have the honor to request that you will inform me what orders, if any, have been issued in regard to the consolidation of the