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accomplished anything, even to giving me information whether the enemy has sent considerable force of troops from the Valley. I wanted to get between Strasburg and the remaining force. For this reason I have remained quiet here for the last day or two. The reports of the people are that the troops have been ordered back to Richmond. As yet, I have no good reason to believe that any have left.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

P. S.-I have just heard from Avarell. As I supposed, the affair was not of much consequence, and he is going back to Martinsburg.

P. H. S.

WASHINGTON, September 1, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, City Point, Va.:

Scouts just up report as follows, to 30th ultimo: No signed of any movements from the Valley. One passenger train daily between Staunton and Richmond-up in morning and down at night. There freight trains weekly thought to Staunton. No troops seen on railroad but returning convalescents. Trains of Fredericksburg railroad only run to Hanover Junction. Building bridge over North Anna; will be done 15th instant,w hen trains will be run to Hamilton's Crossing. General Lee reported severely wounded at Waldon railroad fight.

GEORGE K. LEET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, 22ND ARMY CORPS,
Washington, D. C., September 1, 1864.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Commanding Middle Division, Harper's Ferry:

Major Waite has returned from Upperville in the vicinity of Snicker's Gap; reports no rebel forces in that vicinity except Mosby's. He brought in thirty men and thirty horses, and destroyed a good deal of property. No wagons can be found to bring off supplies in any quantity.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers


HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,
Near Charlestown, September 1, 1864-11.10 p. m.

(Received 7.35 a. m. 2nd.)

Major General C. C. AUGUR,

Commanding:

Your dispatch of this evening relative to Major Waite's command received. All quiet here.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.


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