War of the Rebellion: Serial 044 Page 0173 Chapter XXXIX. THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN.

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mounted the whole of Hood's infantry division. Their cavalry force at Culpeper is probably more than twice 12, 000. I would advise that the militia of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio be at once called out, as there is doubtless a mighty raid on foot. A number of foreigners just from Richmond speak of a great movement of troops through Richmond from the south .

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding . -

HARPERS FERRY, June 13, 1863.

Major-General SCHENCK:

Received to the following at noon to-day:

Colonel PIATT: Enemy approaching in strong force . Infantry and artillery on Strasburg pike . Elliott pitching into them. Any extra star very much in the way ; ought to be there myself . Will get them, if Elliott falls back .

R. H. MILROY,

Major-General .

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Chief of Staff. -

HDQRS, MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHT ARMY CORPS, Baltimore 13, 1863 .

Brigadier-General KELLEY, Harper's Ferry, Va.:

Call in Colonel Smith's command immediately, so that it can march to the relief of Milroy on the arrival of General Tyler, who will be in Harper's Ferry on midnight train . See him on train .

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Chief of Staff . -

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHT ARMY CORPS, Baltimore, June 13, 1863.

Major General R. H. Milroy, Winchester, Va.:

It is some hours since I have heard from you . Is there any new movement or demonstration by the rebels?

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding . -

HDQRS, MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHT ARMY CORPS, Baltimore, Md., June 13, 1863.

Major General R. H. Milroy, Winchester, Va.:

Of what rebel regiments were the prisoners you took yesterday? Can you hear of rebel infantry in the Valley?

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding .