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Grant-dated headquarters Armies of the United States, City Point, Va., June 28, 1864; Special Orders, Numbers 44.-be issued to cover their case. I would, therefore, respectfully request permission to issue such an order.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, February 4, 1865.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Commanding Middle Military Division:

Will you not give me the Second Massachusetts Cavalry for the Thirteenth New York Cavalry? The Thirteenth numbers over 400 men present.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, Winchester, Va., February 4, 1865.

Brigadier-General McMILLAN,

Stephenson's Depot:

I want you to send to the house of Mrs. Alexander, where the guerrillas James Washington and Herbert Alexander were captured, and drive off all stock except one milch cow, and burn every rail on the Clay Mound farm, as a punishment for harboring guerillas. Notify the people in that vicinity that I will destroy every farm and drive off all stock wherever I find them harboring guerrillas, and put the people outside of my lines in the direction of Richmond. Report the execution of this order.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

WINCHESTER, VA., February 4, 1865.

Statement of Sergt. S. A. Dunning, Signal Corps, C. S. Army, attached to General Early's headquarters:

I entered the Federal lines Thursday, February 2. I had with me another man at Pitman Point, at the extreme end of the Masanutten Mountain, near Strasburg. Have been there about two months. We had a very fine glass (captured from the Federal Army), with which we could look into the streets of Winchester. No force can leave Winchester or go to Strasburg, Front Royal, Ashby's Gap, or Snicker's Chester or go to Strasburg, Front Royal, Ashby's Gap, or Snicker's Gap, or in any direction, without being seen, except at night or rainy weather. We were on post from 8 a. m. until 3 p. m. Usually we boarded with Mr. Bruash Mackintosh, near the signal station. My companion will think that I am captured, as I told him I was going on a scout. There is a chain of signal stations, all connecting with New Market, from which place a telegraph goes to General Early's headquarters. There is a station on the mountain at Ashby's Gap; one at Hominy Hollow, on Bock's Hill, near Front Royal; one at Burnt Springs, on Fort Mountain, opposite Honeyville, at Ed. Brownman's, between

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