War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0726 N. AND SE. VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

Winchester, Va., February 27, 1865.

Colonel M. A. RENO,

Commanding at Charlestown, Va.:

General Torbert has ordered the Third Massachusetts Cavalry, now at Duffield's Station, to march here to-morrow. He has directed me to say that you will have to take charge of the country from Charlestown to Halltown, &c. Watch the Shenandoah well and patrol well towards Berryville. For the present you cannot be too vigilant.

WM. RUSSELL, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, February 27, 1865.

Brigadier-General STEVENSON:

Devin's brigade has moved from Lovettsville. No troops in Loudoun Valley, and no communication with that side, as I had to take up pontoon on account of high water; expect to lose part of railroad bridge from same cause. General Hancock went to the front last night.

W. H. SEWARD,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, February 27, 1865.

Brigadier-General SEWARD:

Two bridges are gone between this and the ferry. Shall be down on first train. No train to-day.

JNO. D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, February 27, 1865.

Brigadier-General SEWARD:

We will have no communication with ferry for several days by rail. A number of bridges between this and the ferry gone. Heckman's permit is on condition that he will not sell liquor to enlisted men.

JNO. D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. MIDDLE EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, Md., February 27, 1865-12.05 p.m.

Major-General HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

Can you send me some troops to enable me to guard the camps at Annapolis? When the Ninety-first leaves here to-day for Army of the Potomac there will not be enough men left to relieve guard at the various posts and camps where there are prisoners, and none at all to conduct the squads received and forwarded daily. There are two small companies now at Annapolis, and it is all I have to give. Can you not send a regiment of the Veteran Reserve Corps there? I was obliged