War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0065 Chapter XXXI. STUART'S EXPEDITION INTO MD. AND PA.

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HARRISBURG, PA., October 10, 1862.

Hon E. M. STANTON:

The following is just received from provost-marshal:

CHAMBERSBURG, October 10, 1862.

Andrew G. Curtin:

About 15, on horseback in town, with carbines and flag of truce. Want to see principal men of town. Have large force about 1 mile from town. Will enter in an hour.

F. M. KIMMEL,

Provost-Marshal.

The Anderson Cavalry should be ordered at once, and the troops in camp here. We can't get Chambersburg by telegraph.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.

HARRISBURG, PA., October 10, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

The people have surrendered Chambersburg.

A. G. CURTIN.

HARRISBURG, PA.,

October 10, 1862. (Received 11.35 p. m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK:

I have a dispatch from Shippensburg, 11 miles from Chambersburg, saying that Chambersburg surrendered at 7 o'clock p. m., and is now in possession of rebels. No doubt they will retire before we reach there with troops from here. Have sent forward troops from Carlisle, and am preparing all here for service.

A. G. CURTIN,

Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, October 10, 1862.

GOVERNOR CURTIN, Harrisburg, Pa.:

Communicate with General McClellan and General Wool, and use any troops within your reach to cut off the rebels at Chambersburg. I have telegraphed to General McClellan but am uncertain about his getting the massage.

H, W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

BALTIMORE, October 10, 1862-10 p. m.

Major General McCLELLAN, Knoxville, Md.:

I have received a dispatch from Governor Curtin that the rebels are in force at Chambersburg. I will send several regiments from this city, and I will be at Harrisburg as soon as possible.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

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