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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 12, Part 3 (Second Manassas)
Page 394 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

Hartsuff disregard the order from General Williams for a report of his brigade, with which he has nothing to do.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.


HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,
Manassas, June 15, 1862.

Brigadier-General KING, Falmouth, Va.:

General McDowell says there is no hurry about the canal-boat bridge. The rest of your division will be ordered forward when they can be dispensed with in this quarter.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.


HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,
Manassas, June 15, 1862-10.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General RICKETTS, Front Royal:

General McDowell is desirous of knowing whether all the quartermaster's stores for General Shields' division have gone forward to Luray.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Chief of Staff.


HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,
Manassas, June 15, 1862-6 p. m.

Brigadier-General RICKETTS, Front Royal:

Your telegrams received. The major-general directs that the moment Shield's division arrives at Front Royal you send Hartsuff's brigade to this place, and be prepared to follow with the other brigade as soon as possible. Cars have been ordered for transportation. If possible, platform cars will be provided for your artillery carriages, so that the horsed may come over light. I will inform you of this hereafter. Coal is on the way.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel, Chief of Staff.

HARPER'S FERRY, VA., June 15, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I have examined Harper's Ferry, and find it in a very indefensible position. Colonel Miles has but a very few troops he could depend on. He has 600 cavalry-New York Volunteers-without arms or horses. These men will do no work, nor, as the colonel says, anything else, not having horses nor army. The Maryland regiment will not leave the State for any other purpose. I think four regiments ought to be ordered here at once. Men capable of using the large guns should also be sent immediately. If rumors represent correctly the position of Banks and his forces, he is liable to lose his advance, under General Williams, at Front Royal, being 18 miles from Winchester. Jackson is said to be


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