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The maximum ration of forage is as follows: For horses-grain, fourteen pounds; hay, ten pounds. For mules-grain, eleven pounds; hay, ten pounds. Under existing orders, only half of the above allowance of hay will be issued to all animals.

By command of Major-General Ord:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, Numbers 19.

February 14, 1865.

The following complimentary resolutions, passed by the Honorable Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, are published for the information of all concerned:

Resolved, That the thanks of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island are hereby tendered to Major General Philip H. Sheridan and to the officers and men of his command for their gallant exploits in the Valley of the Shenandoah, in achieving a series of victories which will shine resplendent in our military annals with a luster as enduring as history.

By command of Major-General Sheridan:

F. C. NEWHALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAMDEN STATION, Baltimore, February 14, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

It is my duty again to report that twenty rebels came in last night at the same place, three miles west of Harper's Ferry, and captured and robbed one of our watchmen. Another of our watchmen, fortunately, succeeded in escaping, and went back in time to warn and stop the trains, and thus prevented their destruction. I fear your suggestions have not received attention regarding the proper protection of this important portion of our line.

J. W. GARRETT,

President.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., February 14, 1865.

Colonel WILLIAM GAMBLE,

Commanding at Fairfax Court-House:

COLONEL: If the company of cavalry stationed at Falls Church has been withdrawn return it. The garrison of that post must be kept up as originally ordered.

By command of Major-General Augur:

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.