HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,
TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS,
Washington, D. C., January 5, 1865. (Received 2.30 p. m.)
Chief of Staff, Headquarters Middle Military Division:
GENERAL: A number of rebels were captured yesterday (January 4) who were en route to attempt the capture of a train on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Adamstown, on information given by a scout employed by these headquarters. There are reasons which make it advisable that these men should be sent to these headquarters, and I request that orders may be issued to Major-General Wallace, in whose custody they are, accordingly.
C. C. AUGUR,
HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, January 5, 1865.
Washington, D. C.:
I have directed General Tyler to hold the rebels captured yesterday subject to the orders of Major-General Sheridan.
HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, January 5, 1865.
Brevet Major-General EMORY,
Commanding Nineteenth Army Corps, Stephenson's Depot, Va.:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you have the division of the Nineteenth Army Corps, commanded by Brevet Major-General Grover, in readiness to embark on the cars at 10 o'clock to-morrow, the 6th, with three days' rations. Special instructions will be given to General Grover from these headquarters as to his destination. All trains and ambulances belonging to this division will be retained at Stephenson's Depot until further orders from these headquarters.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAS. W. FORSYTH,
Brevet Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, January 5, 1865.
Chief of Staff, Winchester:
I wish authority to send with the train of the Second Division one-half the ammunition train.
W. H. EMORY,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.