War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0804 MD., E. N. C. PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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HEADQUARTERSE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC

Camp near Rockville, September 9, 1862-10 a. M.

Captain C. G. SAWTELLE,

Assistant Quartermaster, Washington:

The general commanding directs that you send forward all of Averell's cavalry as rapidly as possible to these headquarters as fast as it is disembarked.

R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Camp near Rockville, September 9, 1862-6 p. M.

Captain C. G. SAWTELLE,

Assistant Quartermaster, Washington:

Push down, if necessary, transportation to bring up Peck's division and artillery.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, September 9, 1862

Brigadier-General WHITE,

Commanding, Martinsburg, Va.:

DEAR GENERAL: I send you an engine and two gondolas, that you may place a guard for protection of engine. No enemy in Shenandoah Valley but one regiment of about 400 cavalry close in to Winchester. None at Charlestown, Berryville, or Smithfield. A great fight commenced yesterday down the river; firing heard this morning. Our whole army, with General Wool from Baltimore, advancing. The report of Downey, that the enemy had advanced from Frederick to Hagerstown or to Boonsborough, is unfounded.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. S. MILES.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Harper's Ferry, September 9, 1862

Colonel FORD:

Send out Major Corliss on Sharpsburg road to communicate with Captain Welsh at Shepherdstown to direct Captain Welsh to inform Colonel Downey at Kearneysville immediately that the telegraph wire between this and Martinsburg has been broken; to send a party east and west to repair it. There is not over 400 rebel cavalry in Shenandoah Valley, and none but few scattering pickets this side of Winchester. You will allow no person to pass your outer pickets into Maryland unless signed by the colonel commanding the division.

I am, colonel, respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. S. MILES.

Colonel Second Infantry.

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