War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0426 Chapter LXIII. MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA.

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that we come as robbers and murderers of women and children. The general in command knows that every soldier desires to prove that we have been vilely slandered. To make the proof most signal the army will not halt in the town. We will march through in soldierly order, no man leaving the ranks or shouting or making any unnecessary noise. Let the conduct of the troops be in contrast to the profance and disorderly behavior of the rebel army, and the people will bless us as the restorers of safety and liberty of conscience and speech and the defenders of their property. This order will be read at the head of every company before entering the town of Charleston.

By command of J. D. Cox, brigadier-general, commanding district:

J. N. McELROY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, July 26, 1861.

Major-General BNKS, U. S. Army,

Commanding, Harper's Ferry:

I think it advisable that you draw [in] the long-term regiments at Hagerstown and bring thence the stores to Sandy Hook.

WINFIELD SCOTT.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, July 26, 1861.

General J. A. DIX, U. S. Army,

Commanding, &c., Baltimore:

General Scott says retain three of the regiments coming from Fort Monroe in your department, and send hither Baker's one and a half regiment.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, July 26, 1861.

General DIX, U. S. Army,

Fort McHenry:

Send both the Second Pennsylvania, Colonel Mann, and the Twelfth Massachusetts to Harper's Ferry, and telegraph General Banks they are coming.

WINFIELD SCOTT.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, July 26, 1861.

Colonel WEBSTER,

Commanding Twelfth Massachusetts Regiment, Baltimore, Md.:

Proceed with your regiment to Harper's Ferry and report to the commanding officer.

WINFIELD SCOTT.

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