War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0400 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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given each brigade commander. Each brigade will prepare and carry three days' cooked provisions.

By order of Major-General Patterson:

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[2.]

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTHEASTERN VA., Numbers 5.

Arlington, June 14, 1861.

Unless under the special orders in each case of a commander of brigade or superior authority, it is forbidden to any officer of soldier within this department to arrest or attempt to arrest any citizen or citizens under the plea of their being secessionsts, or for any cause whatsoever save that of being at the time in arms against the United States. Nor will any officer or soldier without the like authority forcibly enter, search, or attempt to search any house or the premises of any peaceable resident or other persons not in arms against the United States. The military or police force will arrest any one found trespassing even on the premises of any citizen without the department.

By command of Brigadier-General McDowell:

JAMES B. FRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[2.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTONG,

Washington, D. C., June 14, 1861.

Colonel STONE:

DEAR SIR: I have no news. Secretary Chase has received a telegram. They are evacuating at Harper's Ferry. Look out for squalls. I understand at Edwards Ferry there are some 300 rebels on our side.

But perhaps your presence will drive them off. Look out for the canal from here to the falls.

Yours, truly,

MANSFIELD.

[2.]

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA, Numbers 27.

Chambersburg, Pa., June 15, 1861.

The headquarters of the department will to-day be transferred to Hagerstown, Md.* * *

By order of Major-General Patterson:

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[2.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF PENNSYLVANIA, Numbers 74.

Hagerstown, Md., June 16, 1861.

The First Wisconsin Regiment, Colonel John C. Starkweather commanding, will march as early as possible toward Cumberland and unite with the Rhode Island regiment and Second Cavalry, under Colonel Burnside, to relieve and sustain Colonel Lewis Wallace, commanding Indiana regiment, now closely pressed by foes. Colonel Burnside will unite the