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BRIDGEPORT, June 28, 1863-5. 30 p. m.

Colonel COPPEE:

General Smith desires me to say that the regiment of Gray Reserves have not reported. We must have a regiment on the Fairview road.


Captain, and Chief of Staff.

JUNE 28, 1863.

General SMITH, Bridgeport:

They Gray Reserves will be with you in an hour.

H. COPPEE. BRIDGEPORT, June 28, 1863.

Colonel COPPEE,

Headquarters Department of the Susquehanna:

Have not heard as yet from the scouting party of regular cavalry which went out yesterday. General Smith intends to send out two reconnoitering parties of infantry this a. m., one on each road leading to Carlisle.



HARRISBURG, PA., June 28, 1863.

General PIERCE, Bloody Run:

You can act as you choose about your artillery, but do not unnecessarily expose it.



ALTOONA, June 28, 1863.

Colonel COPPEE:

Two guns are in the hands of Colonel Hawley. Mount Union, one at Johnstown, two in position at Bloody Run, and one has been posted at Stonerstown Bridge, on the Broad Top Railroad, by order of General Milroy. Mr. Wilson and I think the last-mentioned piece is not where it will be of much use, and it would be pretty sure to fall into the enemy's hands if he advances that way.


BRIDGEPORT, June 28, 1863-6. 20 p. m.

Major-General COUCH:

The general commanding directs me to send the following information: A citizen of Carlisle, just arrived, reports that the enemy, with thirty-five pieces of artillery, 2, 000 cavalry, and 14, 000 infantry, entered the place last evening at 7 o'clock. From information received from the enemy, he says General Hill is the support to the cavalry that has been operating in York County,