War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0155 Chapter XXXVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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BALTIMORE,

March 24, 1863.

Colonel TRUEX,

Frederick City, Md.:

At midnight Colonel Schley reported from Point of Rocks that Stuart, with his cavalry, has passed Leesburg in the direction of Nolan's Ferry. Doubtful; but still you will be on the alert with your Jersey men at Monocacy and on the railroad. This will be communicated here to General Briggs.

R. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

BALTIMORE, MD.,

March 24, 1863.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Have you any information of rebel cavalry movements in Londoun Country? General Roberts last night telegraphed me a report from Colonel Schley, Point of Rocks, that Stuart, with his cavalry, had passed Leesburg, in the direction of Nolan's Ferry.

R. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, D. C., March 24, 1863.

Major-General SCHENCK,

Baltimore, Md.:

We have no information of Stuart except General Roberts' telegram.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

March 24, 1863-11.30 p. m.

General SLOCUM,

Twelfth Army Corps:

The commanding general directs that you give the necessary orders to your infantry pickets to permit the officers and messengers of the cavalry on duty to pass through their line at such points and with such pass as may be agreed upon between yourself and General Pleasonton.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

March 24, 1863-11.30 p. m.

Major-General SLOCUM,

Commanding Twelfth Army Corps:

The following dispatch has been received here from General Meade:

The rebel cavalry have been seen in front of you lines. A dash is anticipated. All is quiet along the right wing.

S. P. STENSENTSEN,

Colonel One hundred and fifty-eighth New York Volunteers.