War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0236 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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HARRISBURG, PA., June 20, 1863.

General MILROY, Bloody Run:

I think your selection good from the present. Rations will be up to-morrow or before. Send for ammunition. One hundred and fifty rebels were at McConnellsburg to-day. Our mountain men took some prisoners. General Kelley occupies Cumberland, and says that rebels are all along the south of the Potomac. I trust that you can prevent any force they may send from penetrating the country.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.

Harrisburg, June 20, 1863.

General MILROY, Bloody Run:

Move your cavalry to McConnellsburg. When in the passes there, you can determine from information what course to take. Report to me when you arrive at Chambersburg.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.

Baltimore, June 20, 1863.

Major-General MILROY, Bedford, Pa., or wherever he may be:

You have not reported to me since you left Harrisburg. You will at once inform me where you are, with what force, how engaged, and the condition of the troops you have found.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

BLOODY RUN, PA., June 20, 1863.

Major-General COUCH:

We have information her that the enemy, after passing through McConnellsburg, turned toward Hancock, via Mercersburg. General Schenck directs that i concentrate my command as soon as possible at Harper's Ferry. There is no enemy near here, and, if you do not need my force, I will move toward Harper's Ferry as soon as I can get my command gathered together. Answer.

R. H. MILROY,

Major-General.

Harrisburg, PA., June 20, 1863-8. 30 p. m.

General MILROY, Bloody Run:

You will not obey the orders of any general but myself, no matter what may be his rank. You have received my orders about watching and taking care of the rebels.

D. COUCH,

Major-General.