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know if you have heard anything from Shields? Have shoes for his men and horses gone forward? Do you know?


Colonel and Chief of Staff.


Manassas, June 13, 1862.

Major-General SHIELDS, Luray:

General McDowell wishes to know the earliest day your division can leave Luray for Warrenton. Send word by messenger, through General Ricketts, at Front Royal, who will telegraph it here.


Colonel and Chief of Staff.

CATLETT'S, June 13, 1862.

Major-General McDOWELL:

We have not yet found the contraband. Orderlies are looking for him. The information he gave got from his master. I did not see him myself, but heard the story through Colonel Pratt. Will spare no pains to find him and send him to you.



FRONT ROYAL, June 13, 1862.

Colonel SCHRIVER, Chief of Staff;

The Rhode Island cavalry were ready to move yesterday. I detained them on your telegraph, that no movement of any part of my division at Front Royal be made, &c., and I consider them necessary as long as I am kept here in readiness to move on the Luray road, &c. However, they shall be at once ordered to Manassas. I hear nothing of General Shields officially, but casually from a teamster that he is within 2 miles of Luray. General Shields' quartermaster, Johnson, was here yesterday, and I sent him to arrange with the depot quartermaster about transportation, and since then have heard nothing. I now send a staff officer to find him, and will report to you.



WASHINGTON, June 13, 1862.

Major-General McDOWELL:

The following has just been received from General Banks:

WINCHESTER-12.45 p. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

The First Brigade Williams' division is on the Shenandoah opposite Front Royal. The Second, General Greene, at Newton, in supporting distance. General Sigel's division is advanced to Kernstown, to move forward if necessary. They wait only