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HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., June 15, 1863-12 m.

(Copy received, War Department, 2 p. m.)

Major-General SCHENCK,

Baltimore, Md.:

Our total force here, including the Martinsburg men, will not exceed 4, 000. Stragglers from Milroy are coming in. Everything will be gotten on to Maryland Heights.

DAN. TYLER.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington,

June 15, 1863-2. 30 p. m.

Major-General SCHENCK,

Baltimore, Md.:

The detachment of Scott's Nine Hundred, * under General Lockwood, will be immediately ordered to Washington. Do not neglect the stores, &c., at New Creek. Everything should be pushed west till we know where the enemy is moving.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

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BALTIMORE, June 15, 1863.

Commanding Officer,

Chambersburg, Pa.:

The trains from Martinsburg having reached Chambersburg, Captain [W. H.] Boyd, First New York Cavalry, with his command, and all other cavalry there from this department, will proceed immediately, via Emmitsburg and Frederick, to Harper's Ferry, and report to Brigadier-General Tyler for duty.

By order of Major- General Schenck:

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Chief of Staff.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington,

June 15, 1863-4 p. m.

Major-General SCHENCK,

Baltimore, Md.:

Do not fail to put every man not required as vedettes into Harper's Ferry defenses. There must be no delay in this. Detached forces will all be wiped out. Your engineer officer should be at Harper's Ferry, to assist in directing the defenses. Another will be sent you in a few days. Should the place be besieged, it will soon be relieved.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

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BALTIMORE, MD., June 15, 1863.

(Received, War Department, 4. 20 p. m.)

General TYLER, Harper's Ferry:

Instead of 4, 000, you must have on Maryland Heights 9, 000 men, I think, including Kenly's brigade and the troops from Martinsburg.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

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*Eleventh New York Cavalry.

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