War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0832 MD., E. N. C. PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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MIDDLETOWN, MD., September 14, 1862-12.30 p. M.

(Received 4 p. M.)

General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Morell will be at Frederick to-night and move to-morrow early. Humphreys delayed to fit up properly. Command left Washington to-day. Am in sight of enemy, with General McClellan.

F. J. PORTER,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Bolivar, September 14, 1862-9.30 p. M.

Major General F. J. PORTER,

Middletown:

GENERAL: Please order Sykes' division to come forward to this point, starting at daylight to-morrow morning. General Morell at Frederick has been ordered to move to this place, starting at 3 o'cock to-morrow morning. Weber's brigade comes forward at the same time.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Bolivar, September 14, 1862-10 p. M.

Major-General MORELL,

Frederick:

GENERAL: General McClellan directs you to march for this place (three miles beyond Middletown, on the Hagerstown road) punctually at 3 o'clock to-morrow morning. Weber's brigade is also ordered forward at same hour to this place. To insure unity of action on the march General Wber is directed to report to you and will be under your orders during the march. Upon your arrival here you will report for duty to Major-General Porter. We have gained a handsome success to-day, carrying the heights of the Blue Ridge bordering on the National road beyond this place. The general commanding desires your troops for ulterior operations. Come on quickly. Start promptly at 3 o'clock.

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

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General, and Aide-de-Camp.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

Batchelder's near Leesborough, September 14, 1862-6 a. M.

Brigadier-General HUMPHREYS,

Commanding Division: *

The general commanding desires you to follow him by the first left-hand road after passing this point. You will proceed to Rockville via Urbana. At this house (the large house on the left near Leesborough, Mr. Batcheler's) you will find a guard of five men. The

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*The reverse side of this paper is addressed to General Humphreys, or Commanding Officer Leading Brigade of his Division, or General Tyler, or Colonel Allabach.

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