Will stop in the cars until I can find a place to encamp. My men must have tents and provisions. Major Belger is one mile and a half below me, in last car.
I will send provisions immediately, and tents are to come from the city by order of Governor Curtin. If you can let Major Belger come up, do so. Where will you encamp?
I cannot yet say. The ground must be found. There is none near the road here.
Come here with your command and go into camp, leaving men to guard the bridges to this place.
HARRISBURG, April 22.
Colonel J. F. [F. J.] PORTER:
Please send commissary and camp at Chambersburg. We send two regiments this evening, and increase the camp to five regiments by Friday if wish it.
A. G. CURTIN.
HARRISBURG, April 23.
General Williams will repair immediately to Chambersburg, Pa., and assume command of the forces mustered into the service of the United States, and as rapidly as possible put them in a condition for active service.
By command of Lieutenant-General Scott:
F. J. PORTER,
Colonel C. THOMAS,
Deputy Quartermaster-General, Philadelphia:
General E. C. Williams commanding U. S. forces at Chambersburg, Pa. Tents and camp and garrison equipage for two regiments of ten companies each. Each company seventy-seven officers and men.
[F. J. PORTER.]
Do not know where General Williams is. I suppose at Harrisburg. Have forwarded dispatch to him.
GAO. C. WYNKOOP.