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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Middleburg, September 11, 1862-7 p. M.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON, Barnesville:

The general commanding desires you, after leaving pickets at the mouth of the Monocacy, and other fords below, if you thinkit necessary, to report to him at Urbana with the remainder of your force that is not required in scouting to-morrow. Headquarters will move to that point in the morning.

Respectfully,

R. B. MARCY.

Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Middleburg, September 11, 1862-10 p. M.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON, Barnesville:

Your dispatch of this evening received. The commanding general wishes you to report to him to-morrow morning with yuour disposable forces at Clarksburg instead of Urvana, as by instructions sent you by Captain Abert this evening. The reconnaissances which you speak of will be postpoined until you see the commanding general.

R. B. MARCY.

Chief of Staff.

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HARPER'S FERRY, September 11, 1862

General HALLECK, Washington;

My eastern front is threatened. My pickets at Solomon's Gap shelled out. The ball will open to-morrow morning. Force opposing me is estimated at ten regiments of infantry with proportionate artillery, before dusk; otherse have come into camp since. General White will abandon Martinsburg some time to-night, and I expect this will be the last you will hear of me until this affair is over. All are cheeful and hopeful. Good-bye.

D. S. MILES.

Colonel Second Infantry.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore September 11, 1862.

Brigadier General JULIUS WHITE, Martinsburg, Va.:

GENERAL: The troops at Kearneysville are under your command, not Colonel Miles'.

JOHN E. WOOL.

Major-General.

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MARTINSBURG, September 11, 1862.

Colonel MILES:

I have sent out a strong reconnaissance of all arms toward Williamsport. I have no solicitude except for my camp equipage and subsistence stores. The brigade has only sixteen wagons. I think it prudent to send up the train you speak of by midnight if the telegraph should be cut. I cannot transport the Government property otherwise.

J. WHITE.

Brigadier-General.

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