War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0735 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., February 28, 1865-2.35 p.m.

Colonel W. GAMBLE,

Commanding First Separate Brigade, Fairfax Court-House:

Send a battalion (four troops), commanded by a major of the Thirteenth New York Cavalry, to report to Brigadier-General Hardin, commanding division in this city.

By command of Major-General Augur:

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAINT INIGOES, February 28, 1865.

Commander F. A. PARKER:

Captain Tole informs me that two rebel tugs are in Tangier Sound. He wishes to go there with his vessel. Shall I send him? Also the Stepping Stones and Heliotrope. The latter I can find officers for the occasion. Heavy firing was heard last night in a southeast direction from Point Lookout; probably the Yankee or Banshee.

JAMES TAYLOR,

Acting Master, Commanding.

FIELD ORDERS, No. 2.] LACEY'S SPRING, VA., February 28, 1865.

The command will march to-morrow (the 1st of March, 1865,) at 6 a.m. The following order of march will be observed: First, First Division; second, wagon and pontoon train; third, Third Division.

Division commanders will take especial care to keep their respective commands well closed. The leading division will regulate their pace so as to accommodate itself as much as possible to the pace of the wagon train. Division commanders will observe that all roads leading in from the flanks on the line of march are occupied and watched by detachments sufficiently strong for the purpose. The detail from the leading division will perform this duty until relieved by detail from Third Division. Impress on the minds of all advance or flanking parties that it is of the utmost importance that all information possible be gained of the movements of the enemy. Such information will be sent to these headquarters with the least possible delay.

W. MERRITT,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

February 28, 1865.

General J. D. STEVENSON,

Department of West Virginia, Cumberland:

The regiment of cavalry at Duffield's is at your disposal if you think proper to send it to Martinsburg.

C. H. MORGAN,

Brevet Major-General of Volunteers.