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WASHINGTON, D. C., February 26, 1865-2 p.m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Winchester:

Major-General Hancock is temporarily assigned to the command of West Virginia and the troops of the Middle Division with you in the field. He will leave here this afternoon for Winchester to consult with you.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

WINCHESTER, VA., February 26, 1865.

Major General C. C. AUGUR,

Commanding Department of Washington:

I have not heard from you about the Northern Neck, and as I will go up the Valley with a cavalry force to-morrow, you must make your own arrangements. If you do not send to the Northern Neck, keep your cavalry out in Fauquier and Loudoun Counties.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

(Copy to General Halleck.)

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

February 26, 1865.

Brigadier-General STEVENSON,

Commanding:

Telegraph me on the arrival of General Hancock in special train this evening at Harper's Ferry.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HARPER'S FERRY, February 26, 1865.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Middle Military Division:

General Hancock will arrive about 10 p.m. Will telegraph again on his arrival.

W. H. SEWARD,

Brigadier-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, W VA., February 26, 1865-10.30 p.m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Winchester:

Major-General Hancock and staff have just arrived. They will start for Winchester in half an hour.

W. H. SEWARD,

Brigadier-General.