War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0330 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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placed under your command, whether from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or elsewhere, so long as they may be under your command, without regard to whether they are sworn into the service of the United States or not. Such troops are to be supplied while actually serving under you, even if not sworn into the United States service.

EDWIN M . STANTON,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE SUSQUEHANNA,

Numbers 15.

Harrisburg, June 25, 1863.

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VI. The major-general commanding hereby assumes the control of all the bridges of the Pennsylvania Railroad in the neighborhood of Harrisburg, and will give directions as to their protection or destruction, according to circumstances.

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IX. Brigadier General William F. Smith, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the command of all the troops of this department on the south side of the Susquehanna River, in the vicinity of Harrisburg. By command of Major General D. M. Couch:

ROBERT LET ROY,

Captain, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, June 25, 1863-1. 29 p. m.

Brigadier-General KELLEY, Cumberland, Md.:

Would it not be possible for General Scammon to organize a small mounted force, to ascend the Great Kanawha, cross the mountains, and cut the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad? Have not nearly all the enemy's troops been withdrawn from the line of that road?

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WHEELING, W. VA., June 25, 1863.

(Received 8. 10 p. m.)

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Your telegram just received. I am not prepared to answer advisedly, not knowing what cavalry force General Scammon has on the Kanawha; will make the inquiry, and report to you as soon as possible. I am mounting three Virginia regiments near Grafton, but they are yet unfit for an expedition of much importance, and requiring so long a march. I came here to-day to confer with Governor Boreman. All

quiet at New Creek and Cumberland.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.