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will march carefully, to save your forses' feet. Horseshoes and nails will be forwarded to Harper's Ferry for you to-day.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 110.

December 27, 1862.

In accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 82, from headquarters First Army Corps, dated December 22, 1862, I assume command of this division. Major Clinton H. Meneely and Captain Timothy E. Ellsworth are announced as aides-de-camp, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

JAS. S. WADSWORTH,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, Md., December 28, 1862-9.30 a. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

I have just received, through General Kelley, a dispatch from General Cluseret advising me that he was safe at Winchester, and that the enemy had fallen back to Woodstock.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, December 28, 1862-9.30 a. m.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY,

Harper's Ferry, Va.:

I cannot meet you to-day. Am to be in Philadelphia to-morrow. will come to Harper's Ferry Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. In the meantime look around; consider everything and be prepared, that we may have a full conference as to future dispositions and operations.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HDQRS. ELEVENTH CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Stafford Court-House, Va., December 28, 1862-1 a. m.

Colonel CESNOLA,

Commanding Cavalry:

Your dispatch received. Hold your command in readiness to march at a moment's notice. The enemy's cavalry which passed through Stafford Store or Springs did not number more than 500 men, from what I can learn. The general directed fifty men to report to Colonel Schimmelfening, in addition to the detachment already with him, which was formerly stationed at Aquia.

Respectfully,

T. A. MEYSENBURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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