War of the Rebellion: Serial 044 Page 0172 N. C. VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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APPENDIX D.

Telegrams submitted to the court by Lieutenant Colonel Donn Piatt, assistant inspector-general, Eighty Army Corps.

N. B. -The telegrams quoted in full by General Schenck in his testimony have been withdrawn from this appendix, and returned for file to General Schenck's headquarters.

ROBERT N. SCOTT, Captain Fourth U. S. Infantry, Judge-Advocate . -

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHT ARMY CORPS, Baltimore, Md., June 9, 1863 .

Major-General SCHENCK, Dover, Del.:

Halleck telegraphs: Expose no large force in advanced position, where it is liable to be cut off. I understand this refers to Winchester, and we have other telegrams to the same effect. What points for concentration does Halleck suggest as the proper ones? As Stuart's force is mounted, and ours infantry, the is important. Does he mean that we should occupy Martinsburg, Harper's Ferry, and Point of Rocks?

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Chief of Staff. -

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHT ARMY CORPS, Baltimore, Md., June 9, 1863.

Brigadier-General AVERELL, Weston, Va.:

Letter received ; answer by mail to-day . Scammon telegraphs: From knowledge of force in my front, my opinion is that no part of my force can be sent to Summerville. Stuart is said to be collecting over 10, 000 mounted men at Culpeper, for a raid . It can scarcely be your region, but it is well to be on the alert. No more infantry can be spared for the present .

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Chief os Staff. -

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHT ARMY CORPS, Baltimore, Md., June 11, 1863 .

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief., Washington, D. C.:

The following dispatch just received from Milroy:

WINCHESTER, June 8-8, 30 p. m. Jenkins is still above Strasburg, but the greater part of the rebel cavalry have left the Valley to join Stuart and Culpeper. I learn from various sources that Lee has