War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0933 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

March 11, 1865.

General J. D. STEVENSON, Harper's Ferry:

Two new infantry regiments-one from Ohio and one from Indiana-will arrive at Harper's Ferry within a day or two. The general desires them to be put into camp near Colonel Bird's regiment at Halltown. They will be under your command until the officer designated to take command arrives.

C. H. MORGAN,

Breveet Brigadier-General, &c.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

March 11, 1865.

General STEVENSON, Harper's Ferry:

Twenty-one car-loads of troops passed through Cumberland yesterday, supposed to be the One hundred and forty-fourth Indiana. Please telegraph when it arrives, and have it stopped and stationed as directed.

C. H. MORGAN,

Brevet Brigadier-General, &c.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

March 11, 1865.

General J. D. STEVENSON, Harper's Ferry:

Bvt. Major General John R. Brooke is ordered to take command of troops organizing at Halltown. His order directs him to report in person here, but you will please inform him that if he waits at Harper's Ferry he will receive his orders by the morning train, and so save him the journey here. It is not known what train General Brooke will come on.

C. H. MORGAN,

Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., March 11, 1865.

General MORGAN, Chief of Staff:

General Seward reports 400 cavalry, with three pieces of artillery, passed through Smithfield this morning. Does not report direction in which they were moving. Have telegraphed for particulars. Is there any such movement of our troops?

Respectfully,

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

March 11, 1865.

General STEVENSON:

It is not known that any of our troops through Smithfield to-day, unless a party of about 400 came from Remount Camp by Smithfield. It seems as though whoever grave General Seward the information should know at least whose troops they were.

C. H. MORGAN,

Chief of Staff.

P. S.-Three hundred and forty-two men, five or six forges, and a number of wagons came here to-day through Smithfield, and this must be the force referred to by General Seward.