ville and beyond, thoroughly scouting that country and driving or killing the guerrillas now infesting it. A force from Kanawha Valley of our troops will be in the counties beyond and moving this way. The force you send should reach Arnold's by Saturday night.
CLARKSBURG, W. VA., March 3, 1865-10.15 p.m.
Weston, W. Va.:
You will have forty mounted men, with five days' rations and three days' short forage, ready to proceed with a like number on their arrival from Buckhannon, to Glenville and beyond, to thoroughly scout that country and drive or kill the guerrillas now infesting it. A force from Kanawha Valley of our troops will be in the counties and moving this way. If possible yours and the force from Buckhannon should reach Arnold's Saturday night.
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
BALTIMORE, MD., March 3, 1865. [Received 3.20 p.m.]
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Chief of Staff:
General Kenly states that the supposed rebels on the Eastern Shore prove to have been our own people, and that there have been no armed rebels on that shore for several months.
W. W. MORRIS,
Brevet Brigadier-General, Commanding.
WINCHESTER, VA., March 3, 1865.
General W. W. MORRIS,
I am directed to say, in reply to your telegram of this date,* that you can exercise your own pleasure about promulgating General Orders, No. 27, so that the object sought is secured, which is, that persons passing to and from the enemy's lines must have the authority of these or higher headquarters.
F. C. NEWHALL,
CITY POINT, VA., March 4, 1865-4.30 p.m.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
Your dispatch of 12 p.m. 3rd received. I have written a letter to General Lee, copy of which will be sent to you by to-morrow's mail. I can assure you that no act of the enemy will prevent me from pressing
*See March 2, p.800.