War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0390 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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HARRISBURG, June 28, 1863. General PIERCE, Bloody Run:

I case the enemy march on Mount Union or Hollidaysburg, by falling on their rear or flanks you will demoralize their whole command. Attack them in small parties at night.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.

BLOODY RUN, June 28, 1863.

D. N. COUCH:

The enemy were there day before yesterday, between 2, 000 and 3, 000 strong. They have gone back of Sideling Ridge, near Hancock. I have a small scout out there now. Will report to you when they come in.

L. B. PIERCE,

Commanding.

BLOODY RUN, June 28, 1863.

Major-General COUCH:

From reliable information, Imboden is at McIlvain's Hotel, 12 miles from us, with 6, 000 cavalry, infantry, and artillery. I have taken the mountain passes in the direction of Bedford. Will hold him in check as long as possible.

L. B. PIERCE,

Colonel, Commanding.

HARRISBURG, PA., June 28, 1863.

(Received 2. 30 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

By night the rebels will have possession up to my defenses on the river. My information is that there are 15, 000 in or near Carlisle, and 4, 000 or 8, 000 from Gettysburg to York and Hanover. Their advance has just opened artillery 4 miles from my defenses.

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.

EXECUTIVE CHAMBER, Trenton, N. J., June 28, 1863.

(Received 11. 30 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Governor Cutin calls upon me for troops, and says that General Couch is authorized to receive troops, whether mustered into the United States service or not. Shall I send militia? Please answer immediately.

JOEL PARKER.