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DEPOT QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE,

CORNER EIGHTEENTH AND G STREETS,

Washington, D. C., September 18, 1862 - 10.30 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel R. INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, Hdqrs. A. of P., near Sharpsburg, Md.:

Six hundred thousand rations were sent some days since from Baltimore to Frederick. Captain Bell, commissary of subsistence, is now moving a train of 500,000 rations through Baltimore, on his way to establish a depot at Hagerstown. I telegraphed Colonel Crosman to send grain daily to Hagerstown, till he gets forward 50,000 bushels, unless countermanded by you, in consequence of movements. Colonel Belger has been forwarding grain from Baltimore, on orders from your army. Ammunition has been forwarded, and is still being forwarded, both to Frederick and Hagerstown.

M. D. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, September 18, 1862 - 10.30 p. m.

Superintendents NORTHERN CENTRAL RAILWAY AND CUMBERLAND VALLEY RAILWAY, Harrisburg:

Ammunition and subsistence are being forwarded from this place, via your roads, to Hagerstown. Dispatch is important to the success of the army. Please see that no obstacle delays their movement.

M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General.

ORDNANCE OFFICE,

Washington, September 18, 1862 - 9.35 a. m.

Gov. ANDREW G. CURTIN,

Harrisburg, Pa.:

Your dispatch was received late last night, and has been referred to the Secretary of War for instructions.

JAS. W. RIPLEY,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Ordnance.

WASHINGTON, September 18, 1862 - 12.20 p. m.

Major General GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN,

Near Hagerstown, Md.:

Four hundred and fourteen wagon-loads of field and small-arm ammunition have been sent to Frederick, for your army, since Saturday last. Besides this, the duplicate supplies to be sent to Frederick and Hagerstown are being pushed forward with all possible dispatch. A special train, containing 2,500 rounds of 20-pounder ammunition, left last night for Hagerstown, in charge of Lieutenant Bradford, Ordnance Department.

JAS. W. RIPLEY,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Ordnance.