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,
BALTIMORE, MD., December 26, 1862-10.30 p.m.
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,
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,
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,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
December 27,-9.30 a.m.
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Have you heard anything more from General Kelley? I am anxious to know before issuing some orders for the cavalry.
A. E. BURNSIDE,
Washington, December 27, 1862.
No additional forces will be ordered to Harper's Ferry until further information is received from General Kelley.
H. W. HALLECK,
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