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HARPER'S FERRY, VA., February 21, 1865.

Major-General SHERIDAN:

I have received unsatisfactory dispatch from General Seward informing me of capture of Generals Crook and Kelley at Cumberland this morning.

Respectfully,

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

February 21, 1865.

Brigadier-General STEVENSON:

Crook's pickets were surprised and captured this morning at Cumberland by a party of from fifty to sixth rebels and Generals Crook and Kelley captured. Some other officers were also captured. No other damage done.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, VA., February 21, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Cumberland:

It is true that Major-Generals Crook and Kelley were captured? If so, give me the particulars and list of the officers captured.

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, February 21, 1865.

Brigadier-General STEVENSON:

Please see my dispatch* to General Sheridan passing through your office, for the particulars of the capture of General Crook.

R. P. KENNEDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

February 21, 1865.

Brigadier-General STEVENSON,

Commanding District of Harper's Ferry:

As senior officer in the Department of West Virginia you will have command until a successor is appointed to General Crook. Major Kennedy, assistant adjutant-general, Department of West Virginia, has been order to report to you.

By order of Major-General Sheridan:

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff.

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* See p. 621.

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