War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0326 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 170.

Baltimore, Md., June 25, 1863.

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VI. Brigadier General Henry H. Lockwood, commanding Provisional Brigade, will march immediately with the One hundred and fiftieth Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, the First Regiment Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland Volunteer Infantry, and Company A, Purnell Cavalry, of his command, to Monocacy Bridge. * General Lockwood being sent to do service with the Army of the Potomac, will conform to the instructions given by Major-General Butterfield, chief of staff of Major-General Hooker.

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By command of Major-General Schneck:

WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARRISBURG, June 25, 1863-1 p. m.

Major-General MILROY, Bloody Run:

If you can, hold the passes between Bloody Run and Bedford. Hold them at every hazard. That section of country must be covered and held.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.

HARRISBURG, June 25, 1863- 1 p. m.

Major-General BROOKS, Pittsburgh, Pa.:

My troops at McConnellsburg are driven back. Have ordered Milroy to hold the passes near Bedford at all hazards. I am afraid he can't do it, but that section must not be abandoned yet.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.

HARRISBURG, June 25, 1863-1 p. m.

Brigadier General WILLIAM F. SMITH, Bloody Run:

I have ordered Milroy to hold the country between Bloody Run and Bedford at all hazards. If he can't maintain himself in those passes, can his troops fight anywhere? I have ordered Unite States troops to Mount Union.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.

ALTOONA, June 25, 1863.

Brigadier General WILLIAM F. SMITH:

The following dispatch has just been received here from Hopewell, addressed to you: I have just received a dispatch from Colonel Higgins that the enemy are in his front. I have all the stores at this point ready for removal If I am to remain at

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*Some detailed instructions here omitted. The First Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteers. Colonel Wallace, was assigned to this command June 26.

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