War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0506 OPERATIONS IN N. VA.,W. VA.,MD.,AND PA. Chapter XXXI.

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also the nature of the information leading you to believe that Lee and Stuart are not far distant. There are shoes at Harper's Ferry. Colonel Ingalls has been directed to reserve a supply for your corps.


Chief of Staff.


Berlin, October 29, 1862-11.30 a. m.

Brigadier General W. W. AVERELL, Saint James College:

(Care of Major-General Franklin, Hagerstown.)

The commanding general directs that you march at once to this place, with all your serviceable horses. You will leave at your present camp all your dismounted men and unserviceable horses, until the men you have sent out to purchase horses commence bringing them in, when they will be forwarded at once to this place, leaving behind a sufficient number of men to bring forward those horses that come in afterward.


Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 29, 1862-1.30 p. m.

General COUCH,

Commanding Second Army Corps:

The general commanding has ordered General Slocum to establish his troops on Maryland, Loudoun, land Bolivar Heights at once. He directs that you take immediate steps, while Shenandoah Bridge is not occupied, to throw across several days' supply of provisions and forage for your corps, and that you at once send one division

to march around the Loudoun Heights,l next to the Potomac, and up the valley on the pike between the Blue Ridge and Short Hills, well up toward the intersection of the pike to the read leading form Hillsborough to Keys' Gap, so as to cover both passes. As soon as you can make the arrangements for your supplies you will follow with the remainder of your corps. You should return your teams after you get into camp up the valley, so as to keep up your supply of rations, &c.


Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 29, 1862-11 a. m.

Major General WILLIAM B. FRANKLIN, Hagerstown, Md.:

Please send orders to General Kenly, at Williamsport, informing him that he will be responsible for guarding the line of the river from the lower point of Colonel Campbell's Fifty-fourth Pennsylvania Regiment down to the mouth of the Opequon River, including the mouth. A brigade of General Slocum's corps will be ordered to General Porter's position, in front of Sharpsburg, this morning, which will take charge of the line from the Opequon down to the ford near the mouth of the Antietam. Colonels Davis' and Voss' regiments of cavalry will be left, the former to report at once to General Kenly, and the latter to the officer commanding the brigade at Sharpsburg,l on his arrival there. As Averell has examined the river in the direction of Cumberland, he will