War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0968 Chapter LXIII. MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, December 30, 1862.

Colonel GALLIGHER,

Commanding Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, Point of Rocks. Md.:

No intelligence from you since your telegram received at 11 a. m. to-day informing of rebel cavalry crossing.* Let me hear from you immediately. The general commanding believes that the information you received and communicated could hardly have been reliable.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, December 30, 1862.

Colonel WILLIAM G. ELY,

Commanding Eighteenth Connecticut Volunteers and

Expedition up the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad:

The major-general commanding directs that you proceed with your command with great caution from the time that you leave Ellicott City, procuring information as you proceed, and that you act according to circumstances in resisting this raid of the enemy. You will find Colonel Truex, Fourteenth New Jersey Volunteers, with his regiment and two pieces of artillery at Monocacy bridge. There is also a force of 680 men at Frederick under command of Colonel Allen, First Maine Cavalry.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Colonel SUMWALT,

Commanding, Relay House:

It has been reported that a force of rebel cavalry and artillery has crossed the river near Leesburg. It may not be true, but you will instruct your troops along the Washington Branch to be especially on the alert to-night.

By order of Major-General Schenck:

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, Md., December 31, 1862.

Colonel WILLIAM G. ELY,

Monrovia, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad:

You will return with your command to this city without delay. Colonel Belger has been ordered to furnish you transportation in time for you to reach this city by daylight to-morrow. The three companies of the Eighteenth Connecticut will take post at Steuart's woods on their arrival here.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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* See 10.45 a. m., VOL. XXI, p. 919.

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