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latter, visited every night or two and all suspected persons arrested. If you conclude to send, please let the commanding officer of the detachment call here for information as he goes down. There are one or two true men at Smithfield who give us information, but who must not be compromised.

I am, general, very truly, yours,

W. H. EMORY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

The scouts tell me there is a good road from here to Smithfield, and a bridge at the crossing of the Opequon not guarded or watched by our forces. A small detachment of cavalry might watch that bridge and at the same time prevent the assemblage of guerrillas at Smithfield. While the rivers are up and the First Corps at Halltown the lets is our weak flank, and the road and bridge referred to our only means of communicating easily with the rear in case of accident to the Winchester railroad.

Very truly, yours,

W. H. E.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, March 4, 1865.

General EMORY,

Stephenson's Depot:

General Hancock has ordered a scout from Reno's command in the direction suggested by you. Can you furnish any information that can be communicated to Colonel Reno? The officer in charge of the detachment can hardly communicate with you.

C. H. MORGAN,

Brevet Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, March 4, 1865.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Chief of Staff:

If I knew when the detachment was to start I might send my informant down to Reno and let him guide the party. I shall have to send him by railroad.

W. H. EMORY,

Brevet, Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, Camp Sheridan, Va., March 4, 1865.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Chief of Staff, Winchester, Va.:

I can furnish the names and approximate localities of the persons where the guerillas are said to resort for information at Smithfield and Green Spring.

W. H. EMORY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.