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Baltimore, June 19, 1863.

Brigadier-General KELLEY, New Creek:

Report number of officers and men of Milroy's division who are with your command. By order:

DONN PIATT, Chief of Staff.

Baltimore, June 19, 1863.

Governor CANNON, Dover, Del.:

Is the Fifth Delaware Infantry now in your State, and can I call out four or five companies of the regiment for duty at Fort Delaware? We must have more guards for the large number of prisoners there. Please answer immediately.



Baltimore, June 19, 1863-8 p. m.

Colonel H. S. McCOMB, Wilmington, Del.:

Governor Cannon informs me that the Fifth Regiment Delaware Infantry is subject to my order for the General Government. You will without delay call out, and send duly equipped for service, five companies of that regiment to Fort Delaware, to report for duty to Brigadier-General Schoepf, U. S. Volunteers, commanding that post. Report to me your compliance with this order.


Major-General, Commanding Middle Department.

June 19, 1863-1. 30 p. m.


Three hundred rebel horsemen passed through McConnellsburg at daylight; went toward Hancock. Two [regiments] New York troops go to Shippensburg to-day.



NEW CREEK, W. VA., June 19, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel PIATT,

Chief of Staff, Baltimore:

The enemy occupied Cumberland for only three hours yesterday; did but little damage to the town and none to the railroad. Patterson Creek and Evitts' Creek Bridges destroyed, but iron-work of North and South Branch Bridges reported uninjured. They fell back to Green Spring Run, where, it is reported, there is a force of 8, 000. This is not deemed reliable. My cavalry scout left Romney at 10 o'clock this morning, and reported the enemy falling back from