War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0840 N. AND SE.VA., W.VA.,MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, March 4, 1865.

General S. S. CARROLL, Cumberland:

The general wants you to get as accurate and detailed information by means of scouts or otherwise as possible of the location and strength of parties of the enemy in your front before he arrives. If there is not a well-organized system of scouts please organize one.

C. H. MORGAN,

Brevet Brigadier-General, &c.

BALTIMORE, MD., March 4, 1865-11 a.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

One of our most intelligent detectives reports that he has discovered that the rebels intend a raid from Fairfax into Washington to-day, but that one of the rebels who has been in Washington and Baltimore returned to Fairfax yesterday to warn them that he thought the military authorities in Washington were prepared for them, and that the raid had better be postponed. The friends of the party who has gone to Fairfax to warn the rebels fear he may not get there in time, and that the raiders would attempt to reach Washington. I thought best to give you the information.

W. W. MORRIS,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, March 4, 1865.

Brigadier-General MORRIS, Baltimore:

A regiment from Ohio has been ordered to Baltimore. This will more than meet your wants, will it not?

C. H. MORGAN,

Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Chief of Staff.

BALTIMORE, MD., March 4, 1865.

Brigadier General C. H. MORGAN,

Chief of Staff, Winchester, Va.:

If the regiment from Ohio is a full one, or nearly so, it will do for present necessities.

W. W. MORRIS,

Brevet Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

BALTIMORE, March 4, 1865-5.45 p.m.

Colonel SEWALL, Annapolis:

The War Department declines to send the regiment of Veteran Reserve Corps. Form a provisional battalion of convalescents, if possible. Troops are expected in the course of a week, when your guard will be increased. Send some officers here for light duty as soon as possible.

SAML. B. LAWRENCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.