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CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. MILITARY DIST. OF HARPER'S FERRY,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va., February 28, 1865.

Information has been received that a raid will probably be made on Martinsburg some time this week. An attempt may be made to cut the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and telegraph at the same time. Especial vigilance must be used on the part of all officers to keep the commands, pickets, and patrols on the alert. Any information that may be obtained should be reported to these headquarters or at Martinsburg with as little delay as possible. Until further orders no citizen, unless positively known to be loyal, will be allowed to enter the trains at any point between Hancock and Martinsburg, and Martinsburg and Harper's Ferry.

By order of Brigadier-General Seward.

J. P. ROCKWELL,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

WINCHESTER, February 28, 1865.

(Received 12.50 p.m.)

General W. W. MORRIS,

Baltimore:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that he is not able to send any troops from here to Baltimore. He will refer your dispatch to General Halleck, who will better understand the necessities of the case, and will try and make the necessary arrangement at once.

C. H. MORGAN,

Brevet Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

Abstract from return of the Army of the Potomac, Major General George G. Meade, U. S. Army, commanding, for the month of February, 1865.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers Men Aggregate

present

General headquarters 36 .......... 36

Provost Guard 73 2,023 2,524

(Patrick)

Engineer Brigade 120 3,686 4,547

(Benham)

Battalion U. S. 5 189 230

Engineers (Harwood)

Independent Company 1 33 64

Oneida (N. Y.)

Cavalry

(Batchelder.)

Artillery (Hunt) 38 1,023 1,102

Signal Corps (Davis) 7 119 133

Second Army Corps 1,016 19,702 25,723

(Humphreys)

Fifth Army Corps 648 15,090 20,675

(Warren)

Sixth Army Corps 755 17,432 21,988

(Wright)

Ninth Army Corps 735 17,992 22,826

(Parke)

Second Cavalry 221 6,534 8,564

Division (Davis)

Total 3,655 83,823 108,412

Pieces of artillery.

Command. Aggregate Heavy Field

present and

absent.

General headquarters 42 ........... .........

Provost Guard 3,806 ........... ..........

(Patrick)

Engineer Brigade 5,635 ........... ..........

(Benham)

Battalion U. S. 293 ........ ..........

Engineers (Harwood)

Independent Company 102 ......... .........

Oneida (N. Y.)

Cavalry

(Batchelder.)

Artillery (Hunt) 2,653 83 120

Signal Corps (Davis) 160 ........... .........

Second Army Corps 46,024 ......... 70

(Humphreys)

Fifth Army Corps 30,956 .......... 60

(Warren)

Sixth Army Corps 32,013 ......... 46

(Wright)

Ninth Army Corps 33,909 ........ 36

(Parke)

Second Cavalry 13,752 .......... 8

Division (Davis)

Total 169,346 83 340

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* For effective strength, see Part I, p.61.

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