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have them sent through? The cars will be loaded to-day at Alexandria. There will be three trains.*

P. H. WATSON,

Assistant Secretary of War.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., September 17, 1862-11.25 p. M.

Mr. KOONTZ,

Washington Depot:

Cany you have a train consisting of a locomotive and a single baggage car ready in say two hours to start for Hagerstown via Harrisburg? The car will be loaded with ammunition and it is of the umot importance to run the train through at the highest possible speed so as to reach Hagerstown in the morning. This train must have the right of way on the whole route.

P. H. WATSON.

Assistant Secretary of War.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., September 17, 1862-11.40 p. M.

Mr. KOONTZ,

Washington Depot:

Get ready a locomotive and baggage cars enough to carry 50,000 pounds of ammunition.

P. H. WATSON.

Assistant Secretary of War.

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CAMDEN STATION, September 17, 1862-11.40 p. M.

(Received 11.50 p. M.)

P. H. WATSON.

Assistant Secretary of War:

Your dispatch received for Mr. Garrett. We will do everything possible to secure result you desire.

W. P. SMITH.

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*For reply, see VOL. XIX, Part II, p. 313.

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