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in charge. Baltimore is the only place that gives me any trouble, principally from the internal relations of the rebels of this Valley with the rebels of Baltimore. I have no one to put in charge there. Can you send some one?

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. . C, January 30, 1865- 3.40 p. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Winchester, Va.:

Bvt. Brigadier General W. W. Morris will be assigned to the command of the Middle Department. As Major-General McCook is of a higher grade it is therefore necessary that you relieve him form duty in that department.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, 22nd ARMY CORPS, Washington, D. C., January 30, 1865.

Major-General HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, &c.:

I wish respectfully to inquire if prisoners of war released upon taking the amnesty oath are to be considered as deserters from the enemy and entitled to transportation as provided for in General Grant's order?

Respectfully, yours,

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General, Commanding.

[First indorsement.]

JANUARY 30, 1865.

They are to be considered as deserters form the enemy.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

[Second indorsement.]

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, 22nd ARMY CORPS, January 30, 1865.

Respectfully referred to Colonel T. Ingraham for his information and guidance.

By command of Major-General Augur:

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, January 30, 1865.

Major-General CROOK,

Commanding Department of West Virginia:

I am in receipt of your telegram. If you anticipate a raid on Buckhannon or Bulltown I think it best to move some of the troops that you have at Cumberland to those places, or to the line of the railroad