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told that the ever-patriotic members of your city coucil are anxious and ready to co-operate. But the council being now adjourned over to the 29th instant, I take the liberty of suggesting whether, in order to afford them an opportunity of promptly acting, it may not be advisable for you to summon that body to meet immediately, that the subject may be laid before hem for consideration.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, June 15, 1863.

Brigadier-General AVERELL,

Colonel MULLIGAN, or

OFFICER IN COMMAND AT GRAFTON:

Instead of remaining at Grafton as the point of concentration you will push eastward with all the force you can, and all the means of transportation you can command, to New Creek. The enemy this morning is believed to be in Martinsburg, but we hold Harper's Ferry and Winchester.

By order:

DONN PLATT,

Chief of Staff.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, June 15, 1863.

Captain WILLIAM H. BOYD,

First New Yok Cavalry, Chambersburg, Pa.:

You will immediately proceed with your command, together with all other cavalry from this department that may have arrived at Chambersburg, and go by way of Emmitsburg and Frederick to Harper's Ferry, there to report to Brigadier-General Tyler for duty.

By order of Major-General Schenck:

DONN PLATT,

Chief of Staff.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS, Numbers 148.

June 16, 1863.

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2. Brigadier-General Paul, Firt Division, will report without delay to Brigadier-General Robinson, commanding Second Division, for assignment to the First Brigade of that division.

3. Brigadier-General Cutler, commanding First Brigade, First Division, is assigned to the command of the Secodn Brigade of that division.

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By command of Major-General Reynolds:

C. KINBSBURY, Jr.,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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