HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, June 24, 1863-10 a. m.
Colonel A. B. JEWETT, Commanding Brigade, Poolesville, Md.:
You will march your command to Harper's Ferry, and report to the commanding officer at that post. Please forward field return to these headquarters. You will forward your usual returns to these headquarters. By command of Major-General HEINTZELMAN:
C. H. POTTER,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 24, 1863-10. 40 a. m.
Major-General SCHENCK, Baltimore:
By direction of General Hooker, I expect to be in Baltimore tonight. Please have ready for me full returns of all your command, character, position, &c. Get all the old troops you have in readiness to march. The returns, in addition to the one ordered, to be sent here by special messenger. Please secure for me all county maps of Maryland.
Major-General, Chief of Staff.
Baltimore, June 24, 1863-12. 30 p. m.
Captain Alexander, of the Baltimore Light Battery, is waiting in Washington for guns, which I greatly need. General Ripley, I understand, will not issue Wiard rifle guns to him without your approval. I had a battery of the Wiard steel guns all last year in the field, and found them very good. I hope you will authorize the issue.
ROBT. C. SCHENCK,
Baltimore, June 24, 1863-1. 50 p. m.
Major-General COUCH, Harrisburg, Pa.:
Have heard nothing of any body of deserters such as you inquire about. A telegram this morning from the Monocacy says enemy reported by citizens in large force-cavalry, infantry, and artillery-half way between Boonsborough and Middletown, 12 miles from Frederick. Nothing definite, as they parole all persons passing through their lines. A scouting party in that direction will report from the Monocacy at 2 this p. m.
ROBT. C. SCHENCK,