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by the whole cavalry force at night, and every house examined from here to Bull Run Mountain, at the same time, where the guerrillas stop at night.

W. GAMBLE,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,

TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., March 12, 1865.

Colonel WILLIAM GAMBLE,

Commanding First Separate Brigade, Fairfax Court-House:

COLONEL: Guerrillas carried off last night a citizen and seven horses from the vicinity of Upton's Hill. Your people must be kept on the alert and make continual scouts. Have you heard from the detachment sent to Warrenton and Sperryville?

Respectfully,

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., March 12, 1865.

General MORGAN,

Chief of Staff:

Have just been notified by agent of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad that twenty-nine cars of troops leave Cumberland to-night for the east; will arrive here at 8 a.m. to-morrow. Also that fifteen cars loaded with troops will arrive from east at 10 o'clock to-night. What instructions have you as to the troops coming from the east?

Respectfully,

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., March 12, 1865.

General MORGAN,

Chief of Staff:

Have just been informed by agent of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad that thirty additional cars loaded with troops leave Benwood to-night for this point. Telegram states their destination as Winchester. What disposition does the general desire shall be made of them? They should arrive to-morrow evening.

Respectfully,

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

March 12, 1865.

Brigadier-General STEVENSON,

Harper's Ferry:

All new troops which may arrive at Harper's Ferry will be sent to Halltown, where they will form a detached command under Brevet