War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0571 Chapter XXXIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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I propose, with your permission, to leave here, to proceed to-day to Frederick, or wherever the troops may be, to assume the command of them, under General Meade. It appears to me right, and I trust you will approve my doing so.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., July 6, 1863.

Major-General SCHENCK, Baltimore, Md.:

It is deemed proper that your headquarters should remain for the present in Baltimore. All troops in the field are under General Meade's orders, and will be assigned and moved as he may direct.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, July 6, 1863-10. 40 a. m.

Major-General SCHENCK, Baltimore, Md.:

The troops ordered to Frederick will move directly forward in the cars to Harper's Ferry, unless otherwise ordered by General French. Telegraph how many you send and when they leave. The portion of the Eighty-seventh Pennsylvania has been sent forward to General French. Send him the fragment that you have with you. Push forward the troops with all possible dispatch. Let nothing retard the movement.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

BALTIMORE, July 6, 1863-12 m.

Major-General FRENCH, Frederick, Md.:

Everything I send you from here is on the way, excepting the Second Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteers, about 500; Eighty-seventh Pennsylvania, 53 in number, and [First] Connecticut Cavalry. These will follow this afternoon. They will expect, on arrival at the Monocacy, to meet your instructions there, whether they are to stop or to remain in the cars and push on immediately to Harper's Ferry.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

BALTIMORE, MD., July 6, 1863-3 p. m. (Received 3. 10 p. m.)

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Besides convalescent, or Invalid Corps, to the number of 80, and a squad of paroled prisoners, whom I brought up from Annapolis and armed, and the ordinary garrisons of Forts McHenry, Federal Hill, and Marshall, I have in Baltimore as follows: Forty-third