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HEADQUARTERS, Baltimore,

June 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General BRIGGS or Colonel TRUEX,

Frederick; Md.:

The order sending you to Harper's Ferry is revoked. You will concentrate, and move your command to Relay House, and there await further orders. You have not answered former telegrams. Let me know if you need transportation.

By order of Major-General Schenck:

DONN PIATT,

Chief of Staff.

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MARTINSBURG, W. VA.,

June 14, 1863-7 p. m.

The PRESIDENT:

As soon as night sets in, we will fall back to Williamsport; thence to Harper's Ferry.

DAN. TYLER,

Brigadier-General.

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WAR DEPARTMENT.

June 14, 1863.

General TYLER, Martinsburgh:

If you are besieged, how do you dispatch me? Why did you not leave before being besieged?

A. LINCOLN.

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BALTIMORE, June 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va.:

Tyler informs the general commanding that

at nightfall he will fall back to Williamsport, and from thence to

Harper's Ferry. It is important Milroy should know this. Send trusty scout with it, in cipher, if possible.

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Chief of Staff.

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HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA.,

June 14, 1863-9 p. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Nothing from Winchester to-day, neither from the enemy nor General Schenck. Heavy firing at Martinsburg heard for one and a half hours, ceasing at dusk. Telegraphic communication ceased at 7 p. m., and result not known. Enemy reported at Berryville and Smithfield. My force here is not as large as it should be, yet the troops are in good spirits, and will give a good account of themselves.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.