War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0997 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, Md., March 27, 1863.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief, Washington, D. C.:

General Milroy reports four regiments rebel cavalry and a battery near Front Royal.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, Md., March 27, 1863.

Major-General MILROY,

Commanding, &c., Winchester, Va.:

Instruct Colonel McReynolds to watch and guard carefully the fords of the Shenanadoah and to scout the gaps.

Very respectfully,

W. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, March 27, 1863.

Brigadier General B. F. KELLEY,

Commanding, &c., Cumberland, Md.:

GENERAL: By General Orders, Numbers 19,* which will be issued to-morrow, you are assigned to the command of the First Division of this army corps, specially charged with the protection and defense of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Monocacy bridge to the Ohio River. You will proceed immediately to Harper's Ferry, where you will at present make your headquarters and relieve Brigadier-General Roberts, who has been assigned to the command of the Fourth Separate Brigade. You will confer freely and fully with General Roberts, who is not so familiar with the country in which he is to operate as you are, and give him all the information you can as he may desire in relation to that locality, the people, and the points where troops are stationed and their connections.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, Md., March 27, 1863.

Brigadier-General ROBERTS,

Commanding, &c., Harper's Ferry, Va.:

GENERAL: Brigadier General A. Moor (colonel Twenty-eighth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry) not having been confirmed by the Senate, it becomes necessary to assign another officer to a command west of the mountains. General Orders, Numbers 20,+ organizes the Fourth Separate

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* See VOL. XXV, Part II, p. 158.

+ See VOL. XXV, Part II, p. 163.

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