men from obtaining liquor. This caution is now given as the command will shortly pass through populous towns where intoxicating liquors are easily obtained. Every officer will be instructed upon this important matter. Division commanders must give the necessary orders for picketing, &c., round their respective camps.
By order of Bvt. Major General W. Merritt:
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., March 1, 1865.
Major-General Carroll assumes command of department. General Stevenson returns here. I shall probably be in Martinsburg to-night.
W. H. SEWARD,
SLEEPY CREEK, March 1, 1865.
Shall be at Harper's Ferry by 5.30.
J. D. STEVENSON,
HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, Martinsburg, March 1, 1865.
Our scouts returned from Back Creek Valley. Went seven miles beyond Shanghai; neither saw nor heard of rebels. Also two of the scouts returned that have been among the mountains west since the capture of Crook and Kelley. Passed themselves as rebels, but heard nothing of raid in this direction.
E. C. WATKINS,
CLARKSBURG, W. VA., March 1, 1865.
Captain J. C. ALLEN,
I have information that a band of rebels, under Captains Spriggs and Turning, intend to attack Glenville to-night or to-morrow morning. A company will start from Bulltown for Glenville, and you will send a cavalry scout of as near fifty men as practicable so as to reach Glenville about daybreak to-morrow morning. The officer commanding your scouts will act under direction of the commanding officer from Bulltown, who knows the country. The State Scouts at Glenville must do the same.
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.