War of the Rebellion: Serial 016 Page 0077 Chapter XXIV. GENERAL REPORTS.

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Numbers 74.* BULL RUN, August 30, 1862-6.30 a. m.

Colonel CLARY,

Chief Quartermaster, Army of Virginia:

COLONEL: You will immediately send to Alexandria an officer to bring out all supplies of forage and stores (forage particularly) required for this command. The stores will be brought to Fairfax by rail, and thence by wagons to Centreville. The officer sent by you will obtain from the commanding officer at Alexandria the escort necessary to protect the train.

By command of General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

Numbers 75. HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA, Battle-field near Groveton, August 30, 1862-9 a. m.

Colonel CLARY,

Chief Quartermaster, Army of Virginia:

Major-General Pope directs that you send 250 wagons to Major-General Banks, in order that he may remove his sick and public property from his present position to Centreville or vicinity.

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

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel land Chief of Staff.

Numbers 76. HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA, Near Groveton, August 30, 1862.

Colonel BECKWITH,

Chief Commissary:

COLONEL: General Pope directs that all the wagons at Centreville be unloaded there and the property stored. The wagons will then be sent to Sungster's Station to haul subsistence stores from that place to Centreville.

By command of Major-General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

Numbers 77. HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA, August 30, 1862-6 p. m.

General FRANKLIN:

Post your command and whatever other troops you can collect and put them in the fortifications and other strong positions around Centreville, and hold those positions to the last extremity.

By command of General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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*Numbers 72, here omitted, is a duplicate of inclosure C to report of September 3, and Numbers 73 a duplicate of inclosure A to that report. See pp. 17, 18.

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