War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0310 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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BALTIMORE, January 30, 1865-10.50 a. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Winchester:

I am ordered West on special duty by General Grant, to be absent a month, if not longer. If you are willing I will leave General McCook in charge to do my work. The offices of Colonel Woolley, my provost-marshal, are very important. Secretary Staton consents to his accompanying me, and if you will do so I will be greatly obliged. Captain Wiegel, for a long time assistant provost-marshal, is posted and fully equal to the office. I will be ready to go as soon as I hear from you.

LEW. WALLACE,

Major-General.

BALTIMORE, January 30, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff, Winchester, Va.:

Has General Sheridan see my telegram of this date? It is important to me to get a reply.

LEW. WALLACE,

Major-General.

WINCHESTER, January 30, 1865.

Major General L . WALLACE,

Commanding, Baltimore:

General Sheridan received your dispatch. An answer will be sent you as soon as practicable.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff.

WINCHESTER, January 30, 1865.

Major-General WALLACE,

Commanding, Baltimore:

You are hereby authorized to take Colonel Woolley with you.

By order of Major-General Sheridan:

J. W. FORSYTH,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 18.

Baltimore, Md., January 30, 1865.

The Freedman's Bureau, established in this city by virtue of General Orders, Numbers 112, headquarters Middle Department, November 9, 1864, is hereby abolished. All papers and correspondence relating to said bureau have been referred to a legislative committee appointed by the House of Representatives of the State of Maryland.

By command of Major-General Wallace:

SAMUEL B. LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.