War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0651 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., February 22, 1865.

Brigadier-General FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff, Middle Military Division:

General Stevennson has just left on the train for CUmberland, leaving me temporarily in command here. I have sent your telegram on to overtake the general as the train passes Martinsburg.

W. H. SEWARD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

February 22, 1865.

Brigadier-General SEWARD,

Commanding District of Harper's Ferry:

It's all right. Let General Stevenson go ahead to Cumberland.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff.

BALTIMORE, MD., February 22, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Annapolis:

You are hereby directed to prepare the companies of the Ninety-first Regiment New York Volunteers now serving in your command to go to the front, Petersburg, as soon as relieved by other troops, which are hourly expected.

By command of Brevet Brigadier-General Morris:

SAML. B. LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE, MD., February 22, 1865.

(Received 6.40 p. m.)

Brigadier General E. D. TOWNSEND:

The Ninety-first New York will be prepared to go as soon as the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery arrives. It will take some time to collect the Ninety-first, as they are distributed over the department.

W. W. MORRIS,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 23, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Under the law and existing orders we are now losing colonels, by reason of the expiration of their tern of service, who as brigade commanders are indispensable In most of these cases the colonels are willing to be mustered for the unexpired term of their regiments, but do not feel willing to muster in for three years more. I would respectfully and earnestly recommend that authority be given to retain much officers as are necessary for the service. With such authority