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ched through on May 9, without any excitement, under orders of General Patterson, commanding the Department of Washington. Having succeeded in securing a well-protected line of communication with Washington, I turned my attention to re-establishing the route through Baltimore . . . and in this I was well aided by His Excellency Governor Hicks. (Patterson's Shenandoah Campaign, p. 27.) The force which opened the way through Baltimore consisted of five companies of the 3d U. S. Infantry, Major Shepard, five hundred men; one company of Maj. T. W. Sherman's battery, six pieces of cannon and seventy horses; and the 1st Regiment of Penn. Artillery, 17th of the Line, and afterwards known from its drab hats as the Quaker Regiment, armed with muskets, eight hundred men. The mayor, police commissioners and a police force were present. There was no excitement other than that which proceeded from the curiosity of the people to witness the proceedings. (New York Tribune, May 10, 1861, in Putna