War of the Rebellion: Serial 015 Page 0119 Chapter XXIV. GENERAL REPORTS.

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at 8 o'clock a. m., with a sufficient number of teams, to collect and transport forage for two days for the animals in General Augur's brigade including cavalry and artillery.

Very respectfully, &c.,

FRED. MYERS,

Captain, Assistant Quartermaster and Chief Quartermaster.

E.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

CHIEF QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE,

Opposite Fredericksburg, May 6, 1862.

Brigadier General M. R. PATRICK, U. S. A.,

Fredericksburg, Va.:

Major-General McDowell informs me that there is reported a lot of pressed hay near the basin. He (general commanding) wishes it to be examined and reported to this office, as early as possible, whether such is the fact, or whether it is only baled straw or wheat.

Very respectfully, &c.,

FRED. MYERS,

Captain, Assistant Quartermaster and Chief Quartermaster.

F.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

CHIEF QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE,

Opposite Fredericksburg, May 9, 1862.

Lieutenant E. ROSS,

Acting Assistant Quartermaster, Aquia Creek Depot:

The major-general commanding directs that all property useful to the Government brought into your depot by "colored fugitives from service" be taken in charge by you for the benefit of the United States. You will take up such property on your returns, as required by paragraphs 786 and 1013 Revised Army Regulations.

Very respectfully, &c.,

FRED. MYERS,

Captain and Chief Quartermaster.

(Copy sent to Captain H. A. Lacy, assistant quartermaster at Falmouth.)

G.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

CHIEF QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE,

Opposite Fredericksburg, May 12, 1862.

Captain C. HALL,

Assistant Quartermaster, General McCall's Division:

The major-general commanding directs me to call your immediate attention to General Orders, Numbers 8.

You will make a return without delay to these headquarters of all quartermaster's stores taken up by you from citizens in the month of April, 1862. You will direct each of the brigade quartermasters who have not already done so to forward at the earliest moment possible to these headquarters a report of all quartermaster's stores that have been taken up by their respective brigades in the month of April.