War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0703 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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five ambulances to each division, and two medical wagons. Each wagon and ambulances will be required to carry ten days' short forage for their teams. The line of march will be designated from these headquarters.

I am, general, very respectfully,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Brevet Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

February 25, 1865.

Colonel FITZ SIMMONS,

Commanding Remount Camp, Pleasant Valley:

Orders as many of the Eighteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry as are equipped to report at these headquarters at once. The regiment must be here to-morrow morning early. Use every exertion to mount more of the regiment if possible. Dismount men in camp, if you can, to furnish the regiment with more. It is important the regiment should be here at once.

Very respectfully,

W. MERRITT,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

CLARKSBURG, W. VA., February 25, 1865-9.50 p.m.

Brigadier-General LIGHTBURN,

Cumberland, Md.:

Since abandonment of Beverly and operator has been kept at Roaring Creek. He telegraphed at 9 o'clock this evening as follows:

The rebels are down on us; our scouts are captured; and I am off to the woods.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

CLARKSBURG, W. VA., February 25, 1865-10.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General LIGHTBURN,

Cumberland, Md.:

Would it not be well to send one company of the Eighth Ohio Cavalry to Beverly to remain with the First Virginia Infantry? I presume the latter have about reached Philippi, to which place a messenger has been sent with the information got from Roaring Creek.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

BALTIMORE, MD., February 25, 1865-10.50 a.m.

Brigadier General JAMES W. FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff, Winchester, Va.:

The Seventh New York Heavy Artillery has arrived; aggregate strength, 630. It will not be possible to relieve all the Ninety-first unless some more infantry is sent.

W. W. MORRIS,

Brevet Brigadier-General, Commanding.