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troops and commanders he has given me, made it a reliable one, and caused Harper's Ferry to fall.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. PATTERSON,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA,

Hagerstown, Md., June 16, 1861.

Bvt. Major General GEORGE CADWALADER,

Commanding First Division, Williamsport, Md.:

GENERAL: By direction of the commanding general I send you a dispatch from Colonel Wallace,* at Cumberland, by which you will see the urgency of immediate re-enforcements. Colonel Wallace must be strengthened quickly. If you can put Colonel Burnside and the cavalry and artillery in motion at once, with the provision he now has, can you sent his supply train to him well guarded? The commanding general desires you to take into consideration the canal transportation, that in case of necessity it can be used for the force.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HAGERSTOWN, MD., June 16, 1861.

Colonel LEWIS WALLACE, Commanding, Cumberland, Md.:

Cavalry, artillery, and infantry go towards Hancock to you to-day. Communicate with them. Colonel Burnside, of Rhode Island, commanding. Ammunition of that caliber here on Tuesday.

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[HAGERSTOWN, June 16, 1861.]

Colonel WALLACE, Cumberland, Md.:

Exercise your own judgment when to move. Maintain a bold front. Rhode Island regiment, battery, and squadron of cavalry left for Hancock to-day to meet you. More will go. This command crossed to-day into Virginia at Williamsport. General McClellan sends a regiment to you.

By order of General Patterson:

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, June 16, 1861.

Major-General PATTERSON, Commanding, &c., Hagerstown, Md.:

Why a detachment upon Winchester? If strong enough the detachment would drive the enemy from Winchester to Strong and the Manassas Junction, or perhaps from Winchester via Staunton towards

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*See Wallace to Porter, June 15, p. 689.

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