War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0824 MD., E. N. C. PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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back a report of the result of your operations. Two orderlies oare sent with him. Please communicate to these headquarters, by means of these orderlies such information as you may deem important. The commanding general desires to impress upon you that he does not wish you to run too great a risk with your own command in taking the pass referred to. If the enemy has marched by the National road the pass must be taken, but the attack upon it must be made only with a sufficinecy of troops.

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

R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

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SPECIAL ORDERSE,

HDQRS. THIRD CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA. Numbers 8.

Poplar Springs, Md., September 12, 1862.

On the receipt of this order Reynolds' division will advance to Ridgeville and their await further orders. Hatch's division will follow immediately in its rear and that of Ricketts directly after it.

By command of Major-General Hooker:

JOS. DICKINSON.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS.

HDQRS. THIRD CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA Numbers 9.

Ridgeville, Md., September 12, 1862

Reynolds' division will encamp at Monocacy bridge, Hatch's division at New Market, and Ricketts' at Ridgeville to-night. Headquarters will be at New Market.

By command of Major-General Hooker:

JOS. DICKINSON.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Near Urbana, September 12, 1862-8.45 p. M.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON:

Frederick, Md.:

GENERAL: Captain Sanderse seemed to be under the impression that Jackson is marching on Harper's Ferry. It is important to ascertain if this is so. The commanding general desires you to send out scouts to-night to endeavor to get information regarding this. Did Captain Sanders receive his order to push his scouts in the direcitonof Harper's Ferry from Licksville? If not, please communicate them to him.

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

R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Near Urbana, September 12, 1862-11.30 p. M.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON:

Frederick, Md.:

The commanding general desires you to send out a cavalry force at daylight in the morning to Lewistown and Mechanicstown, to ascertain