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men of Richardson's division at Dispatch Station; will the general please order them to their regiment.

E. V. SUMNER,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

It is impossible to move artillery in the present state of the ground.

E. V. S.

[11.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF TH RAPPAHANNOCK,

Fort Royal, Va., June 6, 1862.

Brigadier-General KING:

(Expected at Catlett's.)

Telegraph received reporting your march. On your arrival at Catlett's General McDowell directs that you assume command of that front, for which this shall be your authority.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Chief of Staff.

[12.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., June 6, 1862.

Colonel D. S. MILES,

Harper's Ferry:

You will direct Lieutenant Daniels and the sailors under him, together [with] the small boat howitzers and the ammunition therefore, to return to the Washington Navy-Yard. Transportation will be provided by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The large guns and ammunition for them you will keep.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

[12.]

HARPER'S FERRY, June 6, 1862.

(Received 12 m.)

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR:

Potomac and Shenandoah falling slowly.

D. S. MILES,

Colonel Second Infantry.

[12.]

HARPER'S FERRY, June 6, 1862.

(Received 10 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

The bridge at Opequon will be completed to-night and the cars run to Martinsburg early to-morrow morning. Workmen to-morrow will commence repairing the railroad to Winchester. Potomac and Shenandoah falling rapidly. Wire cable arrived this afternoon.

D. S. MILES,

Colonel, Commanding.