(Accused, Exhibit No. 3.)
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA, Centreville, August 29, 1862.
Major General F. J. PORTER:
Push forward with your corps and King's division, which you will take with you, upon Gainesville. I am following the enemy down the Warrenton turnpike. Be expeditions, or we will lose much.
(Accused, Exhibit No. 4.)
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, Near Bull Run, August 29, 1862-3 a.m.
GENERAL: McDowell has intercepted the retreat of Jackson. Sigel is immediately on the right of McDowell. Kearny and Hooker march to attack the enemy's rear at early dawn. Major-General Pope directs you to move upon Centreville at the first dawn of day with your whole command, leaving your trains to follow. It is very important that you should be here at a very early hour in the morning. A severe engagement is likely to take place, and your presence is necessary.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. D. RUGGLES,
Colonel and Chief of Staff.
BRISTOE. (Received February 29, 1862-5.30 a.m.)
(Accused, Exhibit No. 5.)
HEADQUARTERS, NEAR WARRENTON JUNCTION, August 28-.12.37 a.m.
Major-General PORTER, Warrenton Junction:
GENERAL: I have this moment received your note of the 27th instant, directing me to hasten with all speed to Warrenton Junction. My corps reached here last night at dark, and is now encamped one and a half miles south of the Warrenton Junction. Is it desired that we move forward immediately, or wait until daylight? Please answer. General Pope sends an order for two batteries of artillery to join General Heintzelman in the direction of Greenwich. They will be sent forward immediately.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
N. P. BANKS,
Major-General, Commanding Second Corps, Army of Virginia.
(Accused, Exhibit 6.)
BRISTOE, August 28, 1862-9.30 a.m.
My command will soon be up, and will at once go into position. Hooker drove Ewell some 3 miles, and Pope says McDowell intercepted