War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0821 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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beyond the lines coming in and getting information and supplies and returning. Exceptional cases will, of course, occur, and with these you can act as you have been in the habit of doing heretofore.

C. H. MORGAN,

Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers and Chief of Staff.

FAIRFAX COURT-HOUSE, March 3, 1865-9 a.m. [Received 11.50 a.m.]

Colonel J. H. TAYLOR:

In obedience to your telegram received at midnight last night, 200 of the Sixteenth New York and 400 of the Eighth Illinois Cavalry started from this post at 9 a.m., under Captain Russell, Eighth Illinois Cavalry, to execute the orders indicated. A copy of his letter of instructions will be sent by the dispatch-bearer this morning to department headquarters.

W. GAMBLE,

Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, Washington, D. C., March 3, 1865-11.50 a.m.

Colonel WILLIAM GAMBLE,

Commanding Brigade, Fairfax Court-House:

COLONEL: Send all dismounted men belonging to the companies attached to the battalion of the Thirteenth New York Cavalry, serving with General Hardin, to his headquarters, with horse equipments and arms. Inform these headquarters if Colonel Gansevoort sent with Major Birdsall to Muddy Branch a battalion not his own; and if so, why.

By command of Major-General Augur:

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, March 3, 1865.

General MORGAN,

Chief of Staff:

Did the general design that the First Veterans should report to me?

Respectfully,

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, March 3, 1865.

General STEVENSON:

The First Veterans will be under your command temporarily, but will not be brigaded until further orders, except so far as may be necessary for supplies.

C. H. MORGAN,

Brevet Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.