War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0270 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXI.

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he can pass trains in four days. I will at once direct best possible arrangements to work from this end. You will please advise, when proper to do so, whether we can depend upon obtaining the materials from Harper's Ferry. You are doubtless aware that in case of necessity we can send trains from Washington to the Monocacy River in five hours, and from Baltimore in four hours. The structures between Monocacy and Harper's Ferry are small, so that if the latter point is held, and the enemy driven from the intermediate line, the road through can be used with but little delay.

J. W. GARRETT,

President Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

WASHINGTON, September 11, 1862-4.30 p. m.

THOMAS A. SCOTT, Esq., Philadelphia:

General McClellan declines to spare General Reynolds form the field. Who else will you have?

EDWIN M. STANTON.

HARRISBURG, PA., September 11, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Do not know who to name. We still hope that Reynolds will be ordered here to-night. See message from Governor Curtin to the President.

THOMAS A. SCOTT.

WASHINGTON CITY, D. C.,

September 12, 1862-4 a. m.

Major-General McCLELLAN,

Clarksburg, Md.:

How does it look now?

A. LINCOLN.

WASHINGTON CITY, D. C.,

September 12, 1862-5.45 p. m.

Major-General McCLELLAN:

Governor Curtin telegraphs me:

I have advices that Jackson is crossing the Potomac at Williamsport, and probably the whole rebel army will be drawn from Maryland.

Receiving nothing from Harper's Ferry or Martinsburg to-day, and positive information from Wheeling that the line is cut, corroborates the idea that the enemy is recrossing the Potomac. Please do not let him get off without being hurt.

A. LINCOLN.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Clarksburg, Md., September 12, 1862-10 a. m.

(Received 1.15 p. m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK:

My columns are pushing on rapidly to Frederick. I feel perfectly confident that the enemy has abandoned Frederick, moving in two direc-