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from those of General Pleasonton, that, with the exception of a few companies of infantry, he received any support from you. His men had marched seventy-eight miles during the previous twenty-four hours, and he states that in consequence of having so little assistance after holding them in check for two hours, they were allowed to escape across the river. Troops were placed at other points to prevent the rebels getting back into Virginia, and the commanding general relied upon you to intercept them if they came in your immediate vicinity. Hew now requires from you a written explanation of the reasons why you did not carry out the instructions communicated to you in my dispatch of 1 p. m. yesterday.

R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 12, 1862--8.30 a. m.

Major-General WOOL, Hanover Junction:

General Pleasonton, at Mechanicsville, reported 1.30 this morning that rebels passed through Woodsborough at 11 o'clock last night at a brisk trot, apparently going in the direction of month of Monocacy. The same intelligence received from Colonel Rush and General Paul, at Frederick. The intelligence was telegraphed at once to Stoneman, at Poolesville. Pleasonton started for Frederick at date of his dispatch this morning.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, October 12, 1862.

COMMANDING OFFICER 141ST NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS,

Laurel Station, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Washington Branch:

SIR: Keep well on your guard and look out for a raid upon the railroad. Keep your troops well in hand.

W. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, October 12, 1862.

Colonel B. F. TRACY,

Commanding 109th New York Volunteers, Beltsville:

COLONEL: Keep well on your guard and be prepared to meet any raid upon the railroad from the enemy. Keep your troops well in hand.

W. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, October 12, 1862.

Colonel B. F. TRACY, Beltsville:

COLONEL: The railroad is cut at Monrovia, the other side of Monocacy, and the telegraph reported cut five miles beyond Poolesville.

W. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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