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WASHINGTON, June 10, 1863-11. 45 a. m.

Major General W. T. H. BROOKS,

Care of John McDonald Crossan, Esq., Monongahela House:

You will receive by mail an appointment of major-general. General Couch goes to Harrisburg, and has command of the Department of the Susquehanna. Intelligence received this evening of the enemy's design makes it certain that you cannot be too early or too busily at work, as Pittsburgh will certainly be the point aimed at by Stuart's raid, which may daily be expected. You should frankly inform the people of Pittsburgh that they must be at work.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, JUNE 10, 1863.

Colonel [William D.] WHIPPLE,

Commanding of Philadelphia:

Major-General Couch has been assigned to the command of the Department of the Susquehanna, including all of Pennsylvania east of Johnstown. He goes to Harrisburg to-morrow. You will report to him until further orders. Please inform him what force you have in your command.

EDWIN M. STANTON.

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, June 10, 1863.

Honorable SIMON CAMERON,

Harrisburg:

Major-General Couch has been assigned to the command of the Department of the Susquehanna, including all of Pennsylvania east of Johnstown. He will go to Harrisburg to-morrow. I wish you would see him, and give him what aid you can. I have given him a letter of introduction to you.

EDWIN M. STANTON.

GENERAL ORDERS,

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 172.

Washington, June 10, 1863.

The Department of the Susquehanna will embrace that portion of the State of Pennsylvania east of Johnstown and the Laurel Hill range of mountains, and the counties of Hancock, Brooke, and Ohio, in the State of [West] Virginia, and the counties of Columbiana, Jefferson, and Belmont, in the State of Ohio. Major General William T. H. Brooks is assigned to the command of this department, headquarters at Pittsburgh.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copies sent to Major-General Schenck, Baltimore, Md. ; Major General A. E. Burnside, Cincinnati, Ohio; Governor Tod, Columbus, Ohio; Governor Curtin, Harrisburg, Pa., and Governor Peirpoint, Wheeling, W. Va.)