property he can carry with him. The remainder of the guns will be spiked or destroyed; the rest of the public property will also be destroyed.
You will then proceed to Boonsborough — which place the commanding general intends to attack to-morrow — and join the main body of the army at that place.
Should you find, however, that the enemy has retreated from Boonsborough towards Sharpsburg, you will endeavor to fall upon him and cut off his retreat.
By command of Maj.-Gen. McClellan. Geo. D. Ruggles, Col. and A. B. C. Gen. 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 night.
I have ordered one of his brigades and one battery to Rohrersville, or to the strongest point in its vicinity.
The enemy is drawn up i