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Maryland Heights and Harper's Ferry securely, and General Milroy still holds out against the rebels who have invested Winchester. I will be glad if you can send some troops to Grafton.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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WASHINGTON, June 15, 1863.

Major-General BROOKS:

In view of the urgency of the case, the President will call for 100, 000 militia, for six months, from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and West Virginia. This will provide more speedily than anything else for the present exigency, and the more permanent organization can follow, if needed.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO, June 15, 1863.

Major-General BROOKS:

The President has called upon me for a force of 30, 000 volunteer militia. I have directed those who may volunteer from the counties within you command to report to you at Pittsburgh. You may expect about 1, 500 men. I have requested Colonel George W. McCook to superintend their organization.

DAVID TOD,

Governor.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 15, 1863-1. 10 p. m.

Major-General BROOKS, Pittsburgh:

The arms desired by Governor Peirpoint have been ordered to be forwarded to him immediately.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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PITTSBURGH, June 15, 1863-2. 10 p. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I have no officer that I can put in charge of affairs at Wheeling. Governor Perpoint recommends that Colonel Thoburn, First [West] Virginia Volunteers, stationed at Rommey, be sent there, as an officer of experience and having the confidence of the people. Under the circumstances, I concur in the recommendation.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Major-General.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

June 15, 1863-7. 40 p. m.

Major-General BROOKS, Pittsburgh:

In case telegraphic communication with Washington should be interrupted by the enemy, you are hereby authorized to make requisi-