War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0374 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT,

Manassas, June 12, 1862

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Washington, D. C.:

The following is just received from General King at Catlett's:

Colonel SCHRIVER, Chief of Staff:

A contraband, who came in to-day, reports that Jackson passed through Charlottesville in retreat day before yesterday. he had his artillery and train yesterday.

It is so important that I have sent to General King a request to have the negro brought here.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

MANASSAS, June 12, 1862.

Major-General SHIELDS, Luray:

(Care of General Ricketts, at Front Royal, who is to send this by messenger to General Shields):

HEADQUARTERS,

Manassas, June 12-4 p. m.

Major-General McDowell wishes you to inform him what kind of defensive position you have at Luray.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

MANASSAS, June 12, 1862-4 p. m.

General RICKETTS, Front Royal:

Major-General McDowell wishes you to hold your division constantly ready to move at the shortest notice to Luray.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT,

Manassas, June 12, 1862.

Brigadier-General RICKETTS,

Front Royal:

Send word to General Bayard at New Market, where he is in camp, that General McDowell accedes to his request to repair to this department by the way of Strasburg instead of Luray. A copy of this will do as well as any communication.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Manassas, June 12, 1862-3.30 p. m.

General RICKETTS, Front Royal:

Major-General McDowell directs me to send you the following telegrams received by him through the War Department, with instructions