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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, February 27, 1865-4.30 p.m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Winchester:

Information is communicated to this Department that a raid on Martinsburg, between now and Thursday, is contemplated by Quantrill and a squad of Gilmor's guerrillas.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

(Same to General Stevenson, Harper's Ferry, and General Sewards Martinsburg.)

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

Winchester, Va., February 27, 1865.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

Major Otis, inspector, reports to me that there are 2,500 dismounted and unarmed men at the Remount Camp; also that the number of dismounted men since the 23rd is 314. Total in men required to be equipments, 2,000 Spencer carbines, and 2,000 Sharps carbines.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

WINCHESTER, February 27, 1865.

General EGAN,

Metropolitan Hotel:

General Hancock does not wish you to come on until further orders.

C. H. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, No. 25.

Winchester, Va., February 27, 1865.

In obedience to instructions from the War Department, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Middle Military Division. All existing orders will continue in force, unless otherwise especially directed. This order is not to be made public.

W. S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, No. 26.

February 27, 1865.

The following-named officers are announced upon the staff of the major-general commanding, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly: Bvt. Brigadier General C. H. Morgan, assistant inspector-general and chief of staff; Bvt. Colonel W. G. Mitchell, aide-de-camp; Bvt. Major I. B.