War of the Rebellion: Serial 002 Page 0726 OPERATIONS IN. MD., PA., VA., AND W. VA. Chapter IX.

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for orders; reports six days' provisions on hand; ready to move, and no enemy near. A sustaining force of Pennsylvania troops is at Bedford. If I bring him here shall I interfere with plans of operations westward of which I am not informed?

R. PATTERSON.

WASHINGTON, June 26, 1861.

General PATTERSON,

Hagerstown, via Chambersburg and Harrisburg;

Your telegram of 25th received. Let Colonel Wallace remain at Cumberland until further orders.

WINFIELD SCOTT.

HAGERSTOWN, June 26, 1861.

[General McCALL:]

MY DEAR GENERAL: If I can get permission to go over into Virginia, I intend to cross the river and offer battle to the insurgents. As the regulars and Rhode Island regiment and the battery have been taken from me, I will require all the force now here, and must leave the Pennsylvania line unguarded. Please inform me how many men you could throw forward and how soon.

Very respectfully and truly, yours,

R. PATTERSON,

JUNE 26, 1861.

Abstract from return of the Department of Northeastern Virginia, commanded by Brigadier-General McDowell, U. S. Army, for June 26, 1861.

Present of duty. Total present.

Command. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.

Heintzelman's 192 3,580 197 3,855

brigade

Runyon's brigade 132 2,474 135 2,573

Hunter's brigade 118 2,058 118 2,219

Schenck's brigade 127 2,153 130 2,242

Tyler's brigade 106 2,043 109 2,143

Troops not brigaded 79 1,358 79 1,558

Department staff 10 -- 10 --

Total 764 13,666 778 14,590

Present and absent.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate. Peices of

field

artillery.

Heintzelman's 218 4,204 4,422 6

brigade

Runyon's 152 2,912 3,064 --

brigade

Hunter's 129 2,544 2,673 --

brigade

Schenck's 137 2,296 2,433 --

brigade

Tyler's 112 2,202 2,314 --

brigade

Troops not 87 1,608 1,695 6

brigaded

Department 10 -- 10 --

staff

Total 854 15,766 16,611 12

NOTE.-Of the twenty regiments embraced in above return, seventeen were three months' troops.

GRAFTON, June 27, 1861.

General WINFIELD SCOTT:

General McCall had ordered two Pennsylvania regiments to a position in Pennsylvania near Cumberland. Wallace had a very handsome