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we do not know what are near Gordonsville and Culpeper, or between the Rapidan and Culpeper. Advise Pleasonton to keep a constant and sharp lookout for rebel infantry. It is probable that they will throw a force on him. This is simply for his information.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS, Baltimore, Md.,

June 9, 1863-12. 30 a. m.

Major-General SCHENCK,

Wilmington, Del.:

The information given you by [Maxwell V.] Woodhull has been confirmed by Milroy. Scammon says that, from definite knowledge of the force in his front, he is of opinion that no part of his force should be sent to Summerville.

WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Baltimore,

June 9, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Harper's Ferry:

Send Milroy heavy artillery company to man a battery of four 20-pounder Parrotts and two 24-pounder howitzers. What reliable intelligence have you of force up the Valley?

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Chief of Staff.

HARPER'S FERRY,

June 9, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel DONN PIATT:

I have no news form the Valley, later than I reported, and that was that [W. E.] Jones had left the Valley, going toward Culpeper, and that Jenkins was in command above Strasburg. I will send the artillery company to Milroy, as directed.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS, Baltimore,

June 9, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Harper's [Ferry]:

You will proceed at once to mass your troops in more convenient places for rapid and concerted operations, holding railroad bridges only with small detachments in block-houses.

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Chief of Staff.