War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0602 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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WASHINGTON, D. C., August 19, 1862.

Major-General POPE, Commanding, & c.:

You will immediately remove from your army all newspaper reporters, and you will permit no telegrams to be sent over the telegraph wires out of your command except those sent by yourself. You will also suspend the transmission of any mail matter other than that of official communication.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., August 19, 1862.

Colonel HERMAN HAUPT:

Ordered, That the department of Colonel Herman Haupt, chief of construction and transportation in the Army of the Rappahannock, is hereby extended to embrace all the railroads which are or may hereafter be included within the lines of operations of the Army of Virginia, and the instructions of May 28, 1862, are continued in full force.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,

Washington, August 19, 1862.

Numbers 196.

I. Brigadier General J. G. Barnard, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby placed in command of the fortifications around Washington and of the troops which are assigned for their defense.

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By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 20, 1862.

Major-General POPE:

I think your staff is decidedly leaky. The substance of my telegrams to you is immediately telegraphed back here to the press. Several of these telegrams have been intercepted. Clean out all such characters from your headquarters. It is useless to attempt any sending of orders if you permit them to be made public as soon as you receive them.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 20, 1862.

Major-General POPE, Rappahannock, Va.:

Porter's corps is beginning to arrive at Aquia Creek. It will be under the command of General Burnside for the present. It will be pushed up the Rappahannock as rapidly as possible. Telegraph to me anything you wish Burnside's forces to do in order to co-operate with you.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.