War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1058 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, June 16, 1863.

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief, Washington:

General Couch telegraphs me his latest information is that the enemy took possession of Chambersburg with 600 or 800 men. He hopes to have more certain information in an hour or so.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, June 16, 1863.

Brigadier-General BRIGGS,

Relay House:

Push out as rapidly as possible to Harper's Ferry. Leave at Monocacy bridge guard enough to man the block-houses. At what hour will you be ready to move? Keep me advised.

By order:

DONN PLATT,

Chief of Staff.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, June 16, 1863.

Brigadier-General BRIGGS,

Relay House:

Get ready, but do not start until further orders.

By order:

DONN PLATT,

Chief of Staff.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, June 16, 1863.

Brigadier-General BRIGGS,

Relay House:

Be on the alert to-night. Trouble apprehended on railroad between you and Washington.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, June 16, 1863.

Brigadier-General LOCKWOOD,

Point Lookout, Md.:

Steamer leaves here for Point Lookout to fetch your troops. Please hasten their embarkation.

By order:

DONN PLATT,

Chief of Staff.

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