War of the Rebellion: Serial 016 Page 0073 Chapter XXIV. GENERAL REPORTS.

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No. 58. HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA, Bristoe Station, August 28, 1862-10.40 a. m.

Major-General BANKS,

Warrenton Junction:

GENERAL: Major-General Pope directs me to say that as soon as the railroad trains and all public property shall have been safely run back from Warrenton Junction you will move your command back to Kettle Run Bridge, where you will find the railroad obstructed and the railroad trains stopped. You will there take the same measurers to save the public property form attack by the enemy as directed in copy of general orders from these headquarters sent to you yesterday through Major-General Porter.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

Numbers 59. HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA, Bristoe Station, August 28, 1862-10.50 a. m.

Colonel CLARY,

Chief Quartermaster, Army of Virginia:

Major-General Pope directs stat all the wagon trains be kept closed up and close in rear of the troops. You will accordingly give instructions to the various subordinate quartermaster, including regimental quartermasters, to keep their trains closed and immediately in rear of the troops. Please see that this order is executed.

By command of Major-General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

Numbers 60. HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA, Bristoe Station, August 28, 1862-11 a. m.

Surgeon McPARLIN,

Medial Director, Army of Virginia:

SIR: Major-General Pope directs that you take measures to hunt up the wounded of the enemy, and to provide for them the same as for our own soldiers.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

Numbers 61. HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA, Bristoe Station, August 28, 1862-11.10 a. m.

Lieutenant F. J. SHUNK,

Chief of Ordnance, Army of Virginia:

The major-general commanding directs that one or two boxes of ammunition be thrown into every wagon that passes the railroad train where the ammunition now is, no matter to whom the wagon or wagon train belongs.

By command of Major-General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.