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Parker, aide-de-camp; Bvt. Major W. P. Wilson, aide-de-camp. The officers of the staff department of the Middle Military Division remain as heretofore announced.

By command of Major General W. S. Hancock:

F. C. NEWHALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

February 27, 1865. (Received 5.30 p.m.)

Major W. R. PRICE:

General Hancock directs 4,000 horse [to be furnished] as soon as they can be supplied. He desires special trains to be sent with them to Harper's Ferry. He directed me to send you this telegram.

ELMER OTIS,

Major and Inspector.

FIELD ORDERS, No. 1.] [FEBRUARY 27, 1865.]

To-morrow, February 28, 1865, the command will move at 6 a.m. in the following order: First, Third Division, second, First Division. The pontoon train will follow the leading brigade Third Division. The wagon will follow the leading brigade First Division. The Second Brigade, Second Division, having reported to General Custer, is considered in orders as Third Brigade, Third Division.

The division commanders are enjoined (in consequence of the great length of the column) to keep their commands well closed, without regard to distances between brigades, regiments, or squadrons, and staff officers will be sent frequently from division headquarters to observe the march of the column and correct all irregularities that may fall under their notice.

By command of Brevet Major-General Merritt:

J. SPREADBURY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

February 27, 1865.

Brigadier General J. D. STEVENSON,

Cumberland, Md.:

Major-General Hancock directs that the following order be published in the Department of West Virginia as a general order:

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

February 27, 1865.

In obedience to the orders of the War Department, the undersigned assumes command of the Department of West Virginia. Brevet Major-General Carroll, U. S. Volunteers, will relieve Brigadier General J. D. Stevenson at Cumberland, Md. On being relieved by Brevet Major-General Carroll, Brigadier-General Stevenson will resume command of the District of Harper's Ferry, relieving Brigadier-General Seward, U. S. Volunteers. On being relieved by General Stevenson, General Seward will resume command of Martinsburg. During the absence of the major-general commanding, the command of the Department of West Virginia will devolve upon Brevet Major-General Carroll. The troops under Brevet Major-Generals Emory and Torbert are not embraced in this command.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

F. C. NEWHALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.