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Page 6 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

MARTINSBURG, July 1, 1864-3.30 p. m.

(Received 3.50 p. m.)

Brigadier General MAX WEBER,

Harper's Ferry:

General Stahel reports 200 of the enemy's cavalry encamped two miles from Winchester, on Berryville road. Mosby's command is said to be at Millwood.

T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FREDERICK, MD., July 1, 1864.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Reserve Division, Department of West Virginia:

SIR: There has been some information of a reliable character received in this place indicating a probable attack upon Martinsburg Saturday night or Sunday by the rebels. It seems that this information has been given some lady near this place, who has a husband in the rebel army, with the request that she should be in Martinsburg on Saturday evening, July 2, as her husband would certainly be there on Sunday, July 3, when the railroad between Martinsburg and Harper's Ferry would be destroyed. It may be a hoax, but I thought it best to impart the information to you.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. I. YELLOTT,

Major, Commanding Post, and Provost-Marshal.

CUMBERLAND, July 1, 1864.

Colonel STEVENSON,

Greenland Gap:

Send a scout of 200 infantry and all available cavalry on a scout to Moorefield and Petersburg. You must keep yourself fully advised of the whereabouts of McNeill and report to me often.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

CUMBERLAND, July 1, 1864-9.30 a. m.

Colonel HOY,

New Creek:

Keep scouts out all the time in the neighborhood of Reese's and Doll's Gap.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. MID. DEPT. 8TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 49.
Baltimore, July 1, 1864.

It having come to the knowledge of the general commanding that an extra tour of guard duty is imposed upon enlisted men as a punishment for offenses, he desires hereby to express his disapproval of the same. Guard duty is one of the most honorable, as well as


Page 6 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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