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ENGINEER DEPOT,

June 24, 1863-12. 40 a. m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Forty pontoons and equipage started from here at 10. 15 p. m., to hurry through the Georgetown locks. At this hour, 32 more pontoons and equipage, the balance for 1, 450 feet of bridge, have started, as I have judged it safest to send all from here. I expect the bridge to reach the Monocacy on the evening of the 24th. I send my train mules to tow them, which will leave me animals for one complete bridge train only.

H. W. BENHAM,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS, June 24, 1863-7 a. m.

Captain TURNBULL, Edwards Ferry:

Send out to meet General Howard, coming on south bank of creek to the ferry. Direct him to camp near the bridges, and not cross without further orders.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

MOUTH OF THE MONOCACY, June 24, 1863-5. 20 a. m.

General BUTTERFIELD, Chief of Staff:

Dispatch received at 2. 30 a. m. Force all up. Chick's Ford practicable for infantry. Distance to Leesburg from this point, 13 miles; road good.

SAML. McKEE,

Captain, Commanding Post.

HEADQUARTERS BRIGADE, Poolesville, June 24, 1863.

(Copy received, War Department, 5. 20 a. m.)

General D. BUTTERFIELD, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Your order ordering me to march my force to Harper's Ferry is received. As I am under

General Heintzelman, I have referred the matter to him. Respectfully,

A. B. JEWETT,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

LEESBURG, VA., June 24, 1863.

General D. BUTTERFIELD, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

I have no information as to the Shenandoah, but will try to obtain some. I will give more as to the Seneca Ford to-morrow.

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.