arrive at 7 p. m. This command protects the left flank and front, connecting with the Third Cavalry Division at Littlestown. IV. Captain J. M. Robertson will move with the three batteries of his brigade to Middleburg, where he will encamp for the night. He will report in person to these headquarters at Middleburg, upon arrival. He will commence moving at 8 a. m.
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By command of Major-General Pleasonton:
A. J. ALEXANDER,
Chief of Staff, and Assistant Adjutant-General.
BALTIMORE, June 29, 1863-3. 45 a. m.
Major-General COUCH, Harrisburg, Pa.:
I cannot reach Conowingo Bridge, and have nothing there. You should burn it, if you have not already done so.
ROBT. C. SCHENCK,
BALTIMORE, June 29, 1863-7. 35 a. m.
Brigadier-General BRIGGS, Relay House, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Md.:
Two batteries, in all ten guns, marched by turnpike yesterday moaning from Washington to report to me here. Have you any intelligence of them? They have probably been warned of the rebels. Communicate with them, if possible.
ROBT. C. SCHENCK,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
June 29, 1863-11. 50 a. m.
General W. H. FRENCH, Maryland Heights:
The commanding general directs that Colonel Lowell, Second Massachusetts Cavalry, at once comply with the order he has received from the General-in-Chief. He wishes you to advise Colonel Lowell accordingly, and to inform him that it devolves upon him to watch the fords from Poolesville to Harper's Ferry.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 29, 1863.
Commanding Harper's Ferry:
The major-general commanding directs that you remove the property of the Government at Maryland Heights, &c., by canal to Washington; that you march with your command to join this army without delay. For the purpose of removing and escorting the property to Washington, you will detach such portion of your com-