War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 1060 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 17, 1863.

Major-General COUCH,

Harrisburg, Pa.:

The rebel Imboden to-day invested Cumberland with two regiments of infantry, one of cavalry, and a battery. He may try to get west on National road to Wheeling. I have General Kelley looking after him. General Tyler reports the enemy gone from Harper's Ferry, but about 8,000 infantry and cavalry at Williamsport, destroying canal, &c., while their cavalry has gone into Pennsylvania. What can you tell me now of the raid in that direction? Has Carlisle been visited? I have my vedettes out, but can hear nothing yet of any coming in this direction.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, June 17, 1863.

Major-General BROOKS,

Pittsburg, Pa.:

The rebel Imboden was to-daya at Cumberland with two regiments of infantry, one of cavalry, and a battery. I have directed General Kelley, at New Creek, to look after him, but he may make a push by the National road through Uniontown toward Wheeling. There ought to be a gun-boat at Wheeling, one at Parkersburg, and one in the Big Kanawha. Have you any above Cincinnati?

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Wolf Run Shoald, June 17, 1863.

The command will move at 8 this a. m. in the following order: First Division, Second Division, Third Division. The First Diviison will assign a brigade as an escort to the train. The commander of the brigade thus asssigned will report to the general commanding the corps when we reached Fairfax Station. The Third Division will furnish a brigade for rear guard. A section of artillery will be added to it. At Fairfax Station the troops will halt for some time and have access to their wagons. The disposition of the artillery the same as on the previous march.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

W. G. MITCHELL,

Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

June 17, 1863.

This corps will move promptly at 3 p. m. to-day, the Second Division leading. Ambulances will follow brigades, and great care taken in admitting only sick men to them. The trains will follow Second Divisin, and each division will detain a sufficient guard for its train. The