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CLARKSBURG, W. VA., March 5, 1865-4.30e p.m.

Lieutenant HENRY J. JOHNSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Cumberland, Md.:

In reply to question regarding enemy, Colonel Enochs says:

The most reliable information I can get is that there are two brigades in the vicinity of Crab Bottom and Hightown. Squads come down as low as Huttonsville. Their forces are probably 5,000. I have scouting parties out in all directions.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

CLARKSBURG, W. VA., March 5, 1865-4.40 p.m.

Lieutenant HENRY J. JOHNSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Cumberland, Md.:

Major Day, Bulltown, just telegraphs:

Have taken two prisoners who belong to Nineteenth Virginia, Jackson's command, who report that 300 of that command are stationed at Hillsborough, in Pocahontas County and all the rest were disbanded February 2 for forty days for the purpose of procuring remounts: also that part of McCausland's command have gone to Pendleton County, and the balance, about 1,500, are at Lewisburg.

N. WILKINSON,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., March 5, 1865-3 p.m.

General E. B. TYLER,

Relay House, Md.:

There are 153 men of the First Delaware Cavalry in my department on the Potomac many of them as you know, not belonging to the companies they are serving with. Cannot you send the same number in complete organizations and let me return these detached men? I will send them as soon as the other arrive.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General.

RELAY HOUSE, MD., March 5, 1865.

(Received 3.30 p.m.)

Major General C. C. AUGUR:

Shall be pleased to comply with your suggestion as to the Delaware cavalry. I hope to rearm them with a serviceable carbine, and as soon as it is done will take steps to make the exchange. Will advise you before sending the men.

E. B. TYLER,

Brigadier-General.