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EADQUARTERS, June 26, 1863-7 p. m.

Major-General FRENCH,

Harper's Ferry:

The general desires to know if you can give him any definite information as to the numbers of the enemy south of Hagerstown; also whether or not the enemy had a pontoon bridge with him at Williamsport or elsewhere.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

Headquarters Army of the Potomac,

June 26, 1863-7. 30 p. m.

Major-General FRENCH, Commanding Harper's Ferry:

The general directs that you make a reconnaissance to-morrow morning toward the Burnside Bridge, on Antietam Creek, with your cavalry, and see who holds it, and in what force. Headquarters to-morrow p. m. at Frederick.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

Headquarters Army of the Potomac, June 26, 1863-8. 25 p. m.

Major-General SCHENCK, Baltimore:

Is the road in good order from Baltimore to Harper's Ferry?

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

BALTIMORE,

June 26, 1863-9. 30 p. m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD:

The railroad from Baltimore to Harper's Ferry is in good condition.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

BALTIMORE, June 26, 1863-8. 20 p. m.

(Received 8. 55 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief, Washington:

No cavalry has arrived from New York, nor any other troops, since your order of yesterday. If any come, they will be sent forward to Washington immediately. Your order restoring Colonel [Samuel] Graham to the command of Fort Marshall will be promptly obeyed when he reports. But it will take the command from Colonel [Pater A.] Porter, an officer in whom I have the fullest confidence, and give it to one in whom I have very little.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.