Monocacy, Md., July 9, 1864 - 2.30 p. m.
Commanding OFFICER DETACH. SIXTH ARMY CORPS, PLANE Numbers 1:
Hurry up your troops; I am greatly in need of them. Fighting still going on. The enemy outnumber us.
P. S. - Send train of empty cars; also telegraph operator.
Ellicott's Mills, July 10, 1864.
GENERAL: You will detach two regiments of your division temporarily to proceed by rail to the Relay House, to place that post in a defensible condition. They will find intrenching tools there. The commanding officer [of] detachment will report to you and receive all orders through your headquarters. With the reaminder of your division you will take post for the present at this village, and make every possible effort to retard the enemy should he march upon Baltimore or the Relay House. Captain Alexander's battery will be ordered to report to you. You will have immediate requistion made for ammunition for his guns. Lieutenant-Colonel Clendenin with four companies of his command will be ordered to report to you for duty.
JULY 11, 1864.
I have drawn out the forces about five miles. I think they are 1,200 or 1,500 strong. Am gradually falling back.
C. R. LOWELL, Jr.,
Colonel Second Massachusetts Cavalry.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON,
TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, Numbers 171.
Washington, D. C., July 12, 1864.
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5. Pursuant to instructions from Headquarters of the Army, Major General A. Doubleday is hereby detailed to organize and command the Loyal Leagues of Washington City.
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By command of Major-General Augur:
C. H. RAYMOND,
FORT RENO, July 12, 1864 - 9 a. m.
Colonel C. R. LOWELL, Jr.:
If you are forced back, make a stand at the picket station (infantry) if possible. But look out for the enemy's cavalry on your right.
J. M. WARNER,
Colonel First Vermont Artillery, Commanding Brigade.