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WASHINGTON, D. C., January 15, 1865.

Major-General CROOK,

Cumberland:

It is expected that within a few days a part, at least, of General Schofield's corps will arrive at Parkesburg for transportation over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to Annapolis. You will be prepared to have guards at all rations to prevent desertions, and you will close all grog shops in the places through which they pass. I shall probably be able to notify you more definitely of the time of their passage through your detachment.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

January 15, 1865.

Colonel SCHOONMAKER,

Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: The general commanding desires that you will send out 200 men, in charge of your most reliable field officer, in search of the party just reported by Captain Hogeboom. He will move between 10 o'clock and midnight. Instruct him to keep well on the alert and not to halt his command oftener than possible and not to go into camp.

Respectfully, &c.,

WILL RUMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

January 15, 1865.

Colonel CAPEHART,

Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: A party of 100 of Mosby's men are reported to have crossed the river to-day. The general desires you to notify the picket of your brigade on the Millwood pike and at Greenwood Church and direct them to be on the alert.

Respectfully, &c.,

WILL RUMSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Cumberland, Md., January 15, 1865.

Major McCOWN,

Thirteenth Virginia Volunteers:

MAJOR: Your regiment will be loaded upon the cars at this point as speedily as possible and moved for Clarksburg without delay. It is reported that the enemy are moving against Clarksburg and will reach that point some time to-day. You can readily perceive the necessity of preventing any unnecessary delay. Upon arriving at Clarksburg