WAR DEPARTMENT, October 13, 1863-6. 45 p. m.
S. M. FELTON, Esq.,
Prest. of Phila., Wil. and Balt. R. P., Philadelphia:
Please be ready for immediately movement of troops from New York to Baltimore and Washington.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
(Similar dispatch to Mr. Garrett.)
WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, October 13, 1863-4 p. m.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Baltimore, Md.:
Lee is moving north. Look well to your rolling stock. General Kelley has been notified. Expect new cavalry raids.
H. W. HALLECK,
BALTIMORE, MD., October 13, 1863. (Received 7. 05 p. m.)
I am greatly obliged by your information, and I act at once. Have ordered that no trains now west of Cumberland shall pass east of that point, and that none shall be sent to points west of Harper's Ferry until further notice. From your advices, can enemy reach us in less than twenty-four hours? If we can safely use this much time, we can work a large amount of equipment east of Harper's Ferry that may prove important in your military movement. Is any danger of raids indicated east of Harper's Ferry?
J. W. GARRETT.
WASHINGTON, D. C., October 13, 1863-11. 20 p. m.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Baltimore:
I have nothing definitive; only movements north in general terms. Kelley says a cavalry force near Martinburg.
H. W. HALLECK,
BALTIMORE, MD., October 13, 1863-11 p. m. (Received 12 p. m.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
We will be fully prepared for the movement from New York. We expect to get through to Baltimore a large equipment during the