War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0153 Chapter XXXIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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If he pleases, he will assist first in helping you get his brigade and men into shape and fighting order again. Perhaps you had better do that with them on the Maryland side. All is left to you. The position must be held, however invested it may be.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

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BALTIMORE, June 16, 1863-8 a. m.

Brigadier-General TYLER,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va.:

You must keep out as Kelley was ordered to do, cavalry patrols on both sides of the river down to the mouth of the Monacacy.

DONN PIATT,

Lieutenant-Colonel, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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BALTIMORE, June 16, 1863-10. 30 a. m.

Brigadier-General TYLER,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va.:

Will send you all there is available at the Relay House-the Fourteenth New Jersey and One hundred and thirty-eight Pennsylvania. Do you, with the 900 added to aggregate, include any of Milroy's men?

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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BALTIMORE, June 16, 1863.

Brigadier-General BRIGGS,

Relay House:

Push on the two regiments to Harper's Ferry Immediately.

By order:

DONN PIATT,

Chief of Staff.

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WASHINGTON, June 16, 1863-10. 40 a. m.

Major-General SCHENCK,

Baltimore, Md.:

The Baltimore and Washington Railroad should be kept well guarded. Try to get more definite and satisfactory information of the enemy's movements about Harper's Ferry and across the Potomac.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

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HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA.,

June 16, 1863-11 a. m.

General SCHENCK,

Baltimore, Md.:

General Kenly this moment reports rebel cavalry this side of Halltown, and endeavoring to flank our pickets.

DAN. TYLER,

Brigadier-General.