War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0898 N. AND SE. VA., N.C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HDQRS. NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS AND U. S. FORCES,

Winchester, Va., March 8, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General DAVIS,

Commanding at Summit Point:

A large number of prisoners are to pass along the line of the railroad to night, and the provost-marshal has been directed to notify you as each train starts. While the train is passing throughout your lines you will keep your men under arms to guard against any attempt at rescue.

By command of Brevet Major-General Emory:

DUNCAN S. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, March 8, 1865

General EMORY:

Colonel Reno reports that Mosby's and White's commands, under Mosby in person, crossed at Snicker's Ferry to-day and moved in direction of White Post. Command about 300 men.

Respectfully,

J. D. STEVENSON.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

Winchester, March 8, 1865

General STEVENSON:

A salute of thirteen guns will be fired at Winchester at 1 o'clock to-day in honor of the arrival of prisoners captured by General Sheridan.

By command of Brevet Major-General Emory:

D. S. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, March 8, 1865.

Brigadier-General MORGAN,

Chief of Staff, Cumberland:

I have a number of persons from Loudoun County here who came in last night. Mosby, with considerable force, represented to be at least 500 strong, was at Waterford last night. He is conscripting all the inhabitants capable of bearing arms. He is represented to have a light battery of four guns (doubtful). I am putting down a pontoon bridge, and think a cavalry force should be sent over there sufficiently strong to drive him from the country. I have only Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry; not reliable.

Respectfully,

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.