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time, if not cut off from Martinsburg, have sufficient transportation to take all the public stores away from Winchester in six hours. You have probably heard of his successful skirmish with rebel cavalry yesterday.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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BALTIMORE, MD., June 13, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va.:

The general commanding is surprised that orders concentrating Colonel Smith's command and securing the force at Rommey have not been regarded. They must be complied with immediately.

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Chief of Staff.

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BALTIMORE, MD.,

June 13, 1863-2. 55 p. m.

Colonel PIATT,

Harper's Ferry:

Instruct General Milroy to use great caution, risking nothing unnecessarily, and to be prepared for falling back, ind good order, if overmatched. I rely on your having support afforded him as far as may be practicable. In the meantime, go on with your concentration of forces. Keep me advised of what is needed. What movement has been made from Romney?

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

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BALTIMORE, June 13, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va.:

Your news of McReynolds falling back is confirmed by a dispatch from General Milroy, but he says nothing of stores destroyed. Nothing from Heintzelman or Stahel.

WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 159.

Baltimore, Md., June 13, 1863.

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V. Brigadier General D. Tyler, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed immediately to Harper's Ferry and Martinsburg, confer with Brigadier-General Kelley, and assume command of all forces, including brigade at Martinsburg, which can be sent to the support of Major-General Milroy, and cover the march of that general's forces to Harper's

Ferry.