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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, D. C., September 6, 1862.

Brigadier General JULIUS WHITE,

Harper's Ferry, Va.:

No order from General Halleck has been given to you to go to Martinsburg.

G. W. CULLUM,

Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

No. 225. Washington, September 6, 1862.

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IV. Brigadier General John R. Kenly, U. S. Volunteers, will report in person to Major General John E. Wool, U. S. Army, to organize and command a brigade of new troops.

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By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MUDDY BRANCH, MD.,

September 7, 1862 - 7 a.m .

General R. B. MARCY:

It is no important to have a regiment of cavalry at Unity, Cooksville, and Damascus, that I shall send one from here, unless you can assure me there will be one at Mechanicsville very soon. This will make me short-haded here, but the right flank is, I think, now the one to be looked after. Please reply.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

MUDDY BRANCH, MD.,

September 7, 1862 - 7.15 a. m.

Brigadier General R. B. MARCY, Chief of Staff:

The following are the distances of the different places in front of our lines form each other, viz:

Rockville to Darnestown, 9 miles; Darnestown to Poolesville, 9 miles; Muddy Branch to Darnestown, 4 miles; Middlebrook to Clarksburg, 6 miles; Poolesville to Conrad's Ferry, 5 miles; Poolesville to Edwards Ferry, 5 miles; Rockville to Mechanicsville, 10 miles; Mechasnicsville to Brookville, 2 miles; Brookville to Unity, 6 miles; Unity to Cooksville, 9 miles; Unity to Frederick, 28 miles. Cooksville is on the Frederick and Baltimore turnpike, 2 1/2 miles from railroad; Cracklinton is 4 1/2 miles from Unity; Cracklinton is 4 1/2 miles from Seneca Bridge; middlebrook is 5 miles from Cracklinton; Unity to Damascus, 9 miles; Barnesville to Clarksburg, 9 miles; Barnesville to Clopper mill, 14 miles; Gaithersburg to Clopper Mill, 5 miles; Mechanicsville to Sandy Spring, 3 miles; Mechanicsville to Washington, through Leesborough, 17 miles. The river road is very long and broken to Darnestown, after you leave the aqueduct.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.