War of the Rebellion: Serial 002 Page 0580 OPERATIONS IN MD., PA., VA., AND W. VA. Chapter IX.

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WASHINGTON, D. C., April 19, 1861.

Numbers 11.

Major J. C. Pemberton, Fourth Artillery, will, with his company, immediately proceed to the steamboat landing, seize and hold possession, in the name of the President of the United State, until further orders, of all the steamers plying between Washington City and Aquia Creek that are now lying at the company's wharves, or that may arrive during the next twenty-four hours.

By order of Colonel Smith:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE, MD., April 19, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON, Secretary of War:

I implore you not to send volunteer troops through our city. The rails will be destroyed. Immense excitement.


BALTIMORE, MD., April 19, 1861.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON, Secretary of War:

Mob violence begun. Attempts made to obstruct railroad in streets. Governor and mayor in consultation.

Will skeleton companies be received to be subsequently filled, and the pay of the men begin from date of their reception? If so, a large number ready at once. Answer.


WASHINGTON, April 20, 1861-12.30 p. m.

Major-General PATTERSON, Philadelphia:

Have you received the arms from Frankford? Will it save time to march out the troops to the arms?

I suppose six thousand or eight thousand troops necessary to hold the roads from Harrisburg to Baltimore and from Wilmington to Washington. If the Pennsylvania quota be not enough, the deficiency shall be supplied from the New Jersey and New York quotas. Answer.


PHILADELPHIA, April 20, 1861.

Lieutenant General WINFIELD SCOTT, Washington:

Arms not received; hope to have them to-day. Quota not sufficient for the purposes indicated.


Major-General, Commanding.