War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0815 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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Urbana. Burnside will be at New Market and Franlin on your left to-morrow. There is reason to believe that the enemy is moving from Frederick to Hagerstown.

respectfully,

R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

P. S. - Do not take this report of the retreat of the enemy for granted. Be very cautious and careful to push out skirmishers and advanced guards well to the front.

R. B. M.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Camp near Rockville, September 11, 1862-1.15 a. M.

General GEORGE SYKES,

Commanding Regular Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you move your command from its present camp at a sufficinetly early hour this morning to enable you to reach Clarksburg to-night, or as far in that direction as you can go without fatiguing your men unduly. He wishes your command kept as fresh as possible under the circumstances. Headquarters will move after you and encamp in your neighborhood at night.

Very respectfully, yours,

R. R. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Camp near Rockville, September 11, 1862-1 a. M.

Major-General FRANKLIN,

Barnesville:

The general commanding directs you to remain at Barnesville to-morrow and to put yourself in communication with General Sumner at Clarksburg. He further directs that you carry Sugar Loaf to-morrow if possible. Should you find the enemy there in very strong force, you will await the result of Sumner's advance on Hyattsville and communicate direct with General McClellan at Clarksburg, who will arrange to cut off the garrison of Sugar Loaf. The earlier Sugar Loaf is gained the better. Couch is directed to remain at Poolesville and watch all fords in vicinity. Acknowledge receipt.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

R. B. MARCY.

Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Camp near Rockville, September 11, 1862-1 p. M.

Major-General FRANKLIN.

Barnesville:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires you to communicate all you know beraring on the propriety and possibility of our throwing a column over the Monocacy at its mouth to cut the retreat of the rebels. An officer has been sent to General Sumner to learn the state of things