drawn from Maryland Heights, and within six miles of Harper's Ferry.
On the night of the 14th the following despatch was sent to Gen. Franklin:
Bolivar, Sept. 15, 1 A. M. general:
The commanding general directs that you occupy with your command the road from Rohrersville to Harper's Ferry, placing a sufficient force atn. Franklin.
On the 15th the following were received from Gen. Franklin:
At the foot of the mountain in Pleasant Valley, three miles from Rohrersville, Sept. 15, 8.50 A. M.
general: My command started at daylight this morning, and I am waiting to have it closed up here.
Gen. Couch arrived about ten o'clock last nightiring makes me fear that it has — it is my opinion that I should be strongly reinforced. W. B. Franklin, Maj.-Gen. Commanding 6th. Corps. Gen. G. B. McClellan.
Sept. 15, 11 A. M.
general: I have received your despatch by Capt. O'Keefe.
The enemy is in large force in my front, in two lines of battle stretching across the vall