War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0864 N. AND SE. VA., N.C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS,

March 6, 1865.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Middle Military Division:

The cavalry escort to the Rappahannock has returned. They find no signs of any rebel force in the vicinity of the river and but a small force at Culpeper. The bridge over the Rapidan has been carried away by freshest. I have news from lower Rappahannock two days since. There is no force there except some of Mosby's command in the Northern Neck.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General, Commanding.

WASHINGTON, D. C., March 6, 1865-11.20 a.m.

Brigadier-General MORRIS,

Baltimore:

The Two hundred and thirteenth Pennsylvania Regiment of Infantry will leave Philadelphia to-morrow of next day to report to you at Baltimore.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION. Numbers 29.

March 6, 1865.

The headquarters of the Middle Military Division will be temporarily transferred to Cumberland, Md. From and after this date until further orders all communications for these headquarters requiring the action of the major-general commanding will be sent to that place. During the temporary absence of the major-general commanding Brevet Major-General Emory will command all the troops along the line of the military railroad and at Winchester, including the cavalry. No change will be made, however, in the system of returns as at present rendered to the assistant adjutant-general, of the military division.

By command of Major-General Hancock:

F. C. NEWHALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C. March 7, 1865-5.40 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

General Scammon is seriously ill, and General Gillmore asks for General Vogdes to take his place. Can the latter be spared from Norfolk? The Department of the South is deficient in good district commanders.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.