War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0967 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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orders to take measures to meet them, addressed my telegram to General Kenly instead of to yourself. I trust this has made no difference in the action taken. I send up the road to-day in direction of Monocacy bridge a regiment of infantry (One hundred and fiftieth New York), three companies of the Eighteenth Connecticut Volunteers, and two sections of Chalfin's battery, Fifth Artillery. I think if the rebels not only to destroy the road, but to pass to the north of Frederick. My reliance to prevent him must be mainly on the Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry and such cavalry and artillery as you may have sent.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, December 30, 1862-4 p. m.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY,

Commanding at Harper's Ferry:

The information as to the crossing of the rebels at Harrison's Island was received at 11.30 to-day by dispatch from Colonel Galligher at Point of Rocks, as follows:

I have information that Stuart is crossing at Harrison's Island, fifteen miles below; commenced at 2 o'clock this morning.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, December 30, 1862-6.15 p. m.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Commanding, Harper's Ferry:

General Schenck intended to go to meet you at Harper's Ferry to-day, but could not leave headquarters while telegraphing and directing as to this apprehended rebel raid. He still proposes to meet you there. No further intelligence from Colonel Galligher.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, December 30, 1862-6.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General KELLEY,

Commanding, Harper's Ferry:

The general commanding says "All right." He confides in you. Keep prepared and on the alert, but do not move your cavalry until you have positive information.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, December 30, 1862.

Colonel W. S. TRUEX,

Commanding at Monocacy Bridge, Md.:

Stuart's force is reported to be 1,000 cavalry and four pieces artillery.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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