War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0884 N. AND SE. VA., N.C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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CUMBERLAND, March 7, 1865.

Brigadier-General STEVENSON:

Major-General Hancock directs that the three companies taken from the railroad to Martinsburg be returned to the points from which they were taken, if they are not needed; and if they are needed that they will be returned at once, and their places at Martinsburg will be supplied by troops taken from some portion of your command in the eastern end.

R. P. KENNEDY.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, VA., March 7, 1865

Major KENNEDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Seward has been ordered to return the companies to the railroad.

Respectfully,

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, March 7, 1865

General J. D. STEVENSON:

The major-general commanding cannot understand how the difficulty in regard to your passes originated. There are no orders that prevent your passing authorized persons and troops on the military railroad as far as your command extends. Measures will be taken to have this difficulty removed and to ascertain why it has just been raised.

F. C. NEWHALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., March 7, 1865.

Brigadier-General SEWARD,

Martinsburg:

Major-General Hancock directrs that the three companies taken from railroad be returned. Have them go back at once.

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General,

MARTINSBURG, Marcy 7, 1865

Brigadier-General STEVENSON:

Will send Fourteenth Virginia back early in the morning, unless you wish they should start to-night.

W. H. SEWARD,

Brigadier-General.