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ender, and states the conclusion that the incapacity of Colonel Miles, the commanding officer (who, happily for him, was kills following:-- The commission has remarked freely on Colonel Miles, an old officer, who has been killed in the service of rd at Harper's Ferry. It was confidently expected that Colonel Miles would hold out till our forces had carried the mountainont of Middletown. On the 14th a verbal message from Colonel Miles reached General McClellan, which was the first authenti as to the position of our force there, and stated that Colonel Miles instructed him to say that he could hold out with certaace. It does not appear that this message ever reached Colonel Miles. On the afternoon of the 14th, General McClellan addressed a letter to Colonel Miles, giving him instructions and information, assuring him that the centre was making every effoin case he should succeed in opening communication with Colonel Miles; and this would have been done had the place held out f