War of the Rebellion: Serial 044 Page 0175 Chapter XXXIX. THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHT ARMY CORPS, Baltimore, Md., June 14, 1863 .

Brigadier-General KELLEY, Harper's Ferry:

The general commanding requests you to find some trusty scout to carry, if possible, information to General Milroy that Martinsburg is evacuated, and that he can expect no help from your quarter ; that he must hold to out to the last . Send in cipher, and take every precaution .

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Chief of Staff. -

HDQRS . MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHT ARMY CORPS, Baltimore, Md., June 14, 1863.

Major-General MILROY, Winchester, Va.:

Our forces have evacuated Martinsburg, and fallen back to Harper's Ferry . We can give you no help. You must hold out to the last, and then use your own judgment as to cutting your way out . By order of

Major General R. C. Schenck:

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Chief of Staff.

[P. S.]-General Kelley will send this through, if possible, by scout. -

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHT ARMY CORPS, Baltimore, June 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General TYLER, Martinsburg, Va.:

I repeat, everything must go to Maryland Heights that is possible. Endeavor to communicate this, and urgently, again to Milroy. The enemy appears to have gone by Winchester to the westward, if he is appearing at Martinsburg .

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding . -

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHT ARMY CORPS, Baltimore, Md., June 14, 1863.

Major-General HALLECK:

My orders to Milroy and Kelley have been to get everything possible to Maryland Heights, but I have nothing from Milroy later than 11 last night, his telegraphic communication being intercepted. The enemy appears to have pushed on impetuously to the westward of him, approaching Martinsburg . General Tyler is there, directing, with a view to get all to Harper's Ferry, but it is not yet known whether the reported approach to Martinsburg is in force .

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding .