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any movement that the latter may find necessary. I have also directed General Kenly to consider himself under you command, and to report to you, if that has not been understood before. I have telegraphed to Washington, asking if re-enforcements can be had for Harper's Ferry .

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

BALTIMORE, MD., December 26, 1862-10.30 p.m.

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

The following telegram has just been received from General Kenly, at Harper's Ferry:

HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., December 26, 1862-7 p.m.

Major General R. C. SCHENCK,

Baltimore:

The companies I sent up this morning to protect reconstruction of telegraph west from Duffield's, I ordered to return after the receipt of your telegram. They have got back, and report cannonading in the direction of Winchester. I have just returned from a thorough examination of my lines, and shall hold on to the last, and would like to have help.

JOHN R. KENLY,

Brigadier-General.

Having ordered the cavalry regiment from Hagerstown to Harper's Ferry, I have sent the horseshoes and nails for them there, and directed their wagon train also to be sent to that point.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 27,[1862]-9.30 a.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Have you heard anything more from General Kelley? I am anxious to know before issuing some orders for the cavalry.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, December 27, 1862.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Falmouth, Va.:

No additional forces will be ordered to Harper's Ferry until further information is received from General Kelley.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, December 27, 1862.

Honorable JOHN TUCKER,

Assistant Secretary of War:

I have ordered Captain Ferguson to report to you what vessels we now have in service. In order that there shall be no question about time and rate of service, I have chartered no vessels. We must have the light-draught steamers at Belle Plain, Aquia, and Hope Landing, to