War of the Rebellion: Serial 016 Page 0078 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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Numbers 78. AUGUST 30-6.45 p. m.

Colonel CLARY:

You will immediately put all the wagons and everything that interferes with the range of artillery from the works at Centreville a good distance to the rear, on the other side of the town, out of range of the artillery from the works.

By command of Major-General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

Numbers 79. AUGUST 30, 1862-6.30 p. m/

General BANKS:

Destroy the public property at Bristoe and fall back upon Centreville at once. Destroy all the railroad property. Your troops at Bristoe will withdraw through Brentsville. Your troops at Manassas and between there and Bristoe will withdraw to Centreville.

By command of Major-General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

Numbers 80. AUGUST 30-8 p. m.

General HEINTZELMAN:

(To be opened and read by General Kearny and Hooker:)

GENERALS: Retire to Centreville to-night with your commands. If possible go by the way of Sudley's Ford. General Reno commands the rear guard on the turnpike by which the balance of the army will fall back. Upon your arrival at Centreville you will assemble your commands on the north side of that town. Early in the morning proper positions will be assigned you.

By command of Major-General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

Numbers 81. SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

No.-.

Centreville, August 30, 1862.

The prisoners of war now at this place will be sent to-morrow to Washington City under guard of one regiment of infantry, to be furnished for this purpose by Major-General McDowell.

By command of Major-General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

Numbers 82. CENTREVILLE, August 30, 1862-9.45 p. m.

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

W have had a terrific battle again to-day. The enemy, largely re-enforced, assaulted our position early to-day. We held our ground firmly