War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0156 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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BALTIMORE, June 16, 1863.

Brigadier-General TYLER,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va.:

If two infantry regiments come to you by railroad, how shall they approach? How shall the troops safely reach you, and at what hour before or after dark? Answer immediately.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., June 16, 1863.

(Copy received, War Department, 4 p. m.)

General SCHENCK,

Baltimore, Md.:

Army supplies and troops sent by railroad trains should come in full daylight, as they may be fired on. I fear our lines are and will be out of our possession. If it is thought necessary to re-enforce this place, send the troops to come by railroad, to arrive here in full daylight. If any march, they must take all chances from the enemy and our fire. Let no body of men approach within 2 miles without notice by sending an officer forward.

DAN. TYLER.

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BALTIMORE, June 16, 1863-8. 30 p. m.

Brigadier-General TYLER,

Comdg. Defenses at Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights:

Two trains, carrying 200, 000 rations and accompanied by two regiments, One hundred and thirty-eighth Pennsylvania and Fourteenth New Jersey, are on route for Harper's Ferry. Communicate with Lieutenant-Colonel [James L.] Donaldson, quartermaster at these headquarters, in the event of your desiring, from whatever you may deem sufficient reasons, to arrest the trains this side their destination. The trains and troops accompanying are subject to your orders.

By order of the general commanding:

WM. M. ESTE,

Major, and Aide-de-Camp.

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BALTIMORE, June 16, 1863.

Brigadier-General TYLER,

Harper's Ferry, W. Va.:

Colonel Truex, with the Fourteenth New Jersey and One hundred and thirty-eighth Pennsylvania, has gone from Relay House to re-enforce you, and has also subsistence trains in convoy. I have instructed him, since receiving your telegram, that the trains are not to approach Harper's Ferry, excepting in broad daylight. Have ordered him to stop at Monocacy, and wait until daylight, and send to you be telegraph or send forward an officer and scouts to you and wait your orders. You must telegraph Colonel Truex at daylight at Monocacy, and tell him what to do. It is also essential for the safety