War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0846 MD., E. N. C. PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., September 18, 1862-9.40 a. M.

W. P. SMITH, Esq.,

Superintendent, &c., Baltimore, Md.:

At what hour did the ammunition train leave Baltimore?

P. H. WATSON,

Assistant Secretary of War.

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CAMDEN STATION, Baltimore, September 18, 1862.

(Received 10 a. M.)

Honorable P. H. WATSON:

Instead of one baggage car with the ammunition as required in your disaptch of midnight, there were four cars which could not leave Washington until nearly 5 a. M. They arrived Camden Station 6.30 a. M., and we transferred them here through Howard Street to the Northern Central by 6.50 a. M. They left Bolton Station about 7 a. M. I have renewed my appeals to that company to urge them forward to Hagerstown and sent one of our men to accompany them through.

W. P. SMITH.

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WAR DEPARTMENT.

Washington, September 18, 1862-10.15 a. M.

Honorable T. A. SCOTT,

Harrisburg:

The following dispatch just received, viz:

The cars arrived Camden Station 6.30 a. M., and we transferred them here through Howard Street to the Northern Central by 6.50 a. M. They left Bolton Station about 7 a. M. I have renewed my appeals to that company to urge them forward to Hagerstown, and sent one of our men to accompany them through.

W. P. SMITH.

Please telegraph when the train leaves Harrisburg.

P. H. WATSON.

Assistant Secretary of War.

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HARRISBURG, September 18, 1862

(Received 11.30 a. M.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON:

Ammunition arrived at 10.20 this a. M. and has gone on to Hagerstown.

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THOS. A. SCOTT.

Aide-de-Camp.

ARSENAL, September 18, 1862-1 a. M.

General RIPLEY:

Your dispatch just received. If I send men to the depot I can't possibly get on here. The laboring men live wide a Part and I can't collect them after night. My work to-night is very heavy. I can only send a few men in compliance with your order.

GEO. D. RAMSAY,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

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