War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0834 N. AND SE.VA., W.VA.,MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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In order to preserve the command intact it is necessary that every exertion be made to prevent the men of your command from entering this town. This order must be impressed upon brigade, regimental, and troop commanders, and timely warning should be given to the men of your command that the most severe punishment will be inflicted on such as are found in the town without express permission.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. SPREADBURY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., March 4, 1865-10.30 a.m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Winchester, Va.:

One new regiment from States east of Ohio is ordered to Baltimore. All others from such States will be sent to such points as you may indicate to the Adjutant-General of the Army.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, March 4, 1865.

Brigadier General A. P. HOWE,

Inspector of Artillery:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires that a battery of smooth-bore guns be held in readiness to move at notice for the next twenty-four hours. It need not leave its camp until called for.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, March 4, 1865.

General DE BUSSY,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: Information has been received that the rebels propose to make to-day a raid into Washington via Fairfax Court-House. The major-general commanding desires that special vigilance be observed, especially in that portion of the line covering the approaches to the Long, Aqueduct, and Chain Bridges.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, March 4, 1865.

Brigadier-General DE BUSSY,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that he does not regard it as desirable or necessary to send the bat-