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supposed the troops in advance were to delay until those behind came up, but not so, as the orders are to press forward. Pierce's infantry have been ordered to the Clear Spring country. The Forty-fifth Regiment, just arrived from Philadelphia, will go forward to Shippensburg without change of cars. Nothing of interest from the front.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

HARRISBURG, July 8, 1863.

Major-General WOOL,

New York:

The Eleventh New York Heavy Artillery, three years, ordered here from Rochester, is of so little use (men having refused to march to the front with rifles), that it will be ordered back. Shall I send it to the city, or to Rochester?

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE SUSQUEHANNA,

Numbers 28.

Harrisburg, Pa., July 8, 1863.

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XXV. Major General N. J. T. Dana, commanding at Philadelphia, will report in person without delay to the major-general commanding, for temporary duty in the field. He will direct Lieutenant Colonel William D. Whipple, aide-de-camp, to assume command during his absence. By command of Major General D. N. Couch:

JNO. S. SCHULTZE,

Major, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

CAV. HDQRS., DEPT. OF THE SUSQUEHANNA,

Numbers 3,

July 8, 1863.

I. Colonel John E. Wynkoop will at once command of the regiment* composed of the companies which were assigned "temporarily" to his command by Special Orders, Numbers 2, section 1, dated July 6, 1863, from these headquarters. He will move without delay to the front, by way of Carlisle, proceeding toward Chambersburg as far as practicable. He will guard with his force the country in that direction, and will protect the railroad going to Scotland.

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By command of Major-General Stahel:

H. BALDWIN, JR.,

Major, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

PITTSBURGH, July 8, 1863. (Received 3 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK:

Many of the three-months' militia object to leaving the State. The question, however, is under consideration, and will be decided this

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*The Twentieth Pennsylvania Cavalry, Captain Joseph T. Rothrock's

company added, as the twelfth company, July 10, 1863.

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