War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0414 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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WASHINGTON, June 20, 1862.

Colonel E. SCHRIVER, Chief of Staff:

Please inform me what is the condition of General McDowell this morning.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Washington:

In reply to your telegram about General McDowell I am happy to acquaint you that he is much better them morning.

Very respectfully,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel, Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Manassas, June 20, 1862-8.45 a. m.

General PATRICK, Catlett's:

As soon as a brigade of Shields' division, now under orders for this place, arrives you will get orders to move your to Fredericksburg.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel, Chief of Staff.

WAR DEPARTMENT, June 20, 1862.

Brigadier-General KING, Falmouth:

You will please forward to General Wadsworth, at Washington, immediately, under secure guard, the Frenchman from whom you received the report of Jackson's re-enforcements of which you apprised the Department two days ago.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS SHIELDS' DIVISION,

Front Royal, Va., June 20, 1862.

Colonel SCHRIVER,

Chief of Staff, Hdqrs. Department of the Rappahannock:

In compliance with orders received by telegraph last evening I have given such orders to my division as will occasion no delay in reaching Manassas the earliest possible moment.

The wagon trains leave at 5 a. m. to-morrow, escorted by the six companies of Indiana cavalry and eight companies of infantry. The First Brigade is now leaving, and will be followed by the Second, Third, and Fourth, in the order mentioned, and as rapidly as trains can be supplied. The artillery and squadron of Ohio cavalry will be the last to leave, the horses and wagons to be sent by road and the guns and carriages by rail.

One copy of General Orders, Numbers 61, from War Department, was received last evening. General Orders, Numbers 20, from department head-