War of the Rebellion: Serial 002 Page 0700 OPERATIONS IN MD., PA., VA., AND W. VA. Chapter IX.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, June 18, 1861.

Colonel WILLIAM B. FRANKLIN, New York:

Hasten on the troops. Send all you can. I have telegraphed to Quartermaster Thompkins to send as many as he can by the New Jersey Central Railroad. Let him use freight cars if they have not enough passenger cars. Send the others by way of Philadelphia. See him about it.


Secretary of War.

JUNE 18, 1861-1.35 a. m.

Brigadier-General SCHENCK:

It is not intended you shall attempt to carry the position at Vienna.

Colonel Corcoran, with four companies, and Brigadier-General Tyler, with part of his brigade, will soon be with you.

Get your wounded attended to, and as soon as General Tyler arrives let them go down by the first train he may send.

Let me know when Colonel Corcoran and General Tyler arrive.

Let me have report early to-morrow morning.



ARLINGTON, June 18, 1861-5.20 a. m.

Lieutenant Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND:

Will it accord with the plans of the General-in-Chief that a movement be made in force in the direction of Vienna, near which the attack was made on the Ohio regiment?



WASHINGTON, June 18, 1861-6.30 a. m.

General MCDOWELL, Arlington:

The General-in-Chief says do not make a movement in the direction of Vienna which is not necessary to bring General Schenck back to his camp.


Assistant Adjutant-General.

JUNE 18, 1861.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND:

General Johnston, with 12,000 men, is at Martinsburg. Thomas and Miles were stopped here, and, with my main force, are near Williamsport. Burnside sent off, though recalled, with siege train; know nothing of Doubleday or Perkins; have sent nothing to Wallace.


Major-General, Commanding.