War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0413 Chapter XXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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your arms. You can travel anywhere on the Dry Fork without your arms and won't be hurt.

Captain E. V. HARMAN.

First Lieutenant M. H. WALDRON.

Second Lieutenant J. D. BEAVERS.

Third Lieutenant D. G. SAYERS.

Orderly Sergt. JNO. WALDRON.

Certify that any one else that wishes to join the company has the same privilege.

Captain E. V. HARMAN.

MANASSAS, June 20, 1862-4.45 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel THOMPSON,

Quartermaster, Front Royal:

The following is sent as a reply to your telegram about transportation for Shields' division from Front Royal:

ALEXANDRIA, June 19, 1862.

Colonel SCHRIVER, Chief of Staff:

Three trains now at Front Royal are good for 1,700 men. A train from Manassas increases it 500 more. Three trains from here will reach Front Royal before morning, and are good for 2,000 more.

Another engine will start in the morning, making total transportation for 5,000 men, with a return trip for these engines, and which ought to be accomplished within twenty-four hours.

The division will be moved. Platform cars will be sent for the artillery.


Railway Superintendent.


Colonel, &c.


Manassas, June 20, 1862-4.45 p. m.

General SHIELDS, Front Royal:

Please keep me informed of the progress of the troops of your division toward this place. The hour every train starts from Front Royal should be communicated.


Colonel, Chief of Staff.

MANASSAS, June 20, 1862-12.30 p. m.

Major-General SHIELDS, Front Royal:

There are reports of re-enforcements having reached the rebel army in the valley. Therefore the general, not regarding your position a safe one, wishes you to make your way with your division to this place as fast as is compatible with the safety of those you leave behind to bring up the rear. See well that right flank is not molested.


Colonel, Chief of Staff.