War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0162 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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BALTIMORE, MD., June 16, 1863-4 p. m.

Major General H. W. Halleck,

General-in-Chief:

A telegram from Harrisburg says rebels to-day within 10 miles of Carlisle, and expected they would cut Northern Central Railroad below York this p. m. If they should visit Baltimore, it will probably be with cavalry coming in on the north side of the city. I will have, with what little infantry I have, only one regiment to guard approaches. Have no field artillery here. The forts, you know, I have had to strip of nearly all garrisons; should have none to make sorties, or act on flank, and in Fort Marshall not sufficient for relief to work all the guns. I may get three or four companies of well-drilled infantry (militia) they have in the city into Fort Marshall.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

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HARRISBURG, June 16, 1863-4. 20 p. m.

Honorable SECRETARY of WAR:

Scouts from Gettysburg report from observation that the rebel cavalry, 1, 500 to 2, 000, left Hagerstown at 4 p. m. yesterday, and arrived at Greencastle at 6 p. m. This comes from Mr. [David] McConaughy, of Gettysburg, who has charge there, and is quite reliable.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.

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HARRISBURG, PA., June 16, 1863-8. p. m.

Major-General SCHENCK:

Milroy's train is in; said to be 500 wagons. As soon as I can get the men, will hold all fords and bridges to the Maryland line. Captain Boyd, [First] New York Cavalry, is now retiring on Harrisburg.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, June 16, 1863-9. 45 p. m.

Major-General COUCH,

Harrisburg:

Governor Curtin desires instruction to you to provide all supplies needed for the militia. You are authorized to do so, making requisitions upon the quartermasters, ordnance, and commissaries for the supplies needed by the troops actually mustered.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, June 16, 1863-9. 45 p. m.

Major-General BROOKS,

Pittsburgh:

The Ordnance Department reports that about 11, 000 rifled muskets are in the arsenal at Pittsburgh, one-half Springfield, the other half