War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0799 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, March 2, 1865.

Brigadier-General STEVENSON,

Harper's Ferry:

The First Regiment, First Veteran Corps, Lieutenant-Colonel Bird commanding, leaves Washington at 11 a. m. to-day, and will report to you. Orders for its disposition will be sent you to-day.

C. H. MORGAN,

Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS, &c., March 2, 1865.

Brigadier-General CARROLL,

Cumberland:

General Halleck telegraphs that Grafton and Parkersburg are both threatened with raids. The general wishes you to take measures accordingly, and to let him know in cipher what disposition you make and what force you can bring to bear at those points.

C. H. MORGAN,

Brevet Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA, Cumberland, Md., March 2, 1865.

Brigadier General R. B. HAYES,

Commanding First Infantry Division, Dept. of West Virginia:

GENERAL: You will please get one regiment of your command in readiness to move at once by railroad to Grafton. They will load into the cars at the depot and will leave all baggage behind. The regiment will probably be gone some two or three days.

By command of Brevet Major-General Carroll:

ROBT. P. KENNEDY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General of Volunteers.

CUMBERLAND, MD., March 2, 1865.

Colonel N. WILKINSON,

Clarksburg, Va.:

Major-General Halleck reports that Grafton is threatened, and also Parkersburg. What news have you and is there any truth in the report? Answer at once by telegraph.

By order of Brevet Major-General Carroll:

ROBT. P. KENNEDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA,

Cumberland, Md., March 2, 1865.

Colonel JOHN H. OLEY,

Charleston, Va.:

About 150 rebels are reported at or near Elizabeth, below Parkersburg, and threatening Parkersburg. Can you send force across to drive