War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0108 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 14, 1863.

General TYLER,

Martinsburg:

Is Milroy invested so that he cannot fall back to Harper's Ferry?

A. LINCOLN.

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WASHINGTON,

June 14, 1863-1. 27 p. m.

Major-General KELLEY,

Harper's Ferry:

Are the forces at Winchester and Martinsburg making

any effort to get to you?

A. LINCOLN.

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HARPER'S FERRY, June 14, 1863.

(Received 2. 10 p. m.)

ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

President of the United States:

Dispatch received. I am not advised that the forces at Winchester, under General Milroy, are falling back on this place. The forces of my command at Martinsburg are order to fall back on me, if assailed be overpowering numbers.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS, Baltimore,

June 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General TYLER,

Martinsburg:

Your better line of retreat is to Williamsport, and so round to Harper's Ferry. There is a good position for a stand at Falling Waters. Cannot understand position of your forces. Where is [B. F.] Smith?

DONN PIATT,

Chief of Staff.

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HARPER'S FERRY, June 14, 1863.

Colonel McCASLIN,

Sir John's Run:

General Schenck orders all troops and stores west of Martinsburg to Grafton. You will, therefore, move without delay to the point indicated. Transportation will be provided by Captain G. W. Harrison, assistant quartermaster, with whom you will at once communicate.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

(Same to Colonel Wilkinson, Clarksburg, W. Va., and Colonels Mulligan and Campbell, New Creek.)