War of the Rebellion: Serial 017 Page 1070 OPERATIONS IN N.VA., W.VA, AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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train of 40 wagons cannot be found. I hope Mac's at work, and we will soon get ordered out of this. It would seem, from proper statement of the enemy, that he was wandering around loose, but I expect they know what they are doing, which is more than anyone here or anywhere knows.

Just received the following order:

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA, Near Bull Run, August 29, 1862.

Major-General PORTER:

General McDowell has anticipated [intercepted] the retreat of Jackson. Sigel is immediately on the right of McDowell. Kearny and Hoker march to attack the enemy's rear at early dawn. Major-General Pope directs you to move upon Centreville at the first 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 engagements is likely to take place, and your presence is necessary.

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel, &c.

[F. J. PORTER.]

6.15 P. M.

A large body of enemy reported opposite. I am preparing, and will hold the place until the last. The only fear I have is, a force coming from Manassas Junction.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

No. 1. SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 362.

Washington, November 25, 1862.

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III. The military commission ordered to assemble on the 20th instant by Special Orders, No. 350, November 17, 1862, from Headquarters of the Army, is hereby dissolved, and a general court-martial is hereby appointed, to meet in this city on the 27th instant, or as soon thereafter as practicable, for the trial of Major General Fitz John Porter, U. S. Volunteers.

Detail for the court.

Major General D. Hunter, U. S. Volunteers.

Major General E. A. Hitchcock, U. S. Volunteers.

Brigadier General Rufus King, U. S. Volunteers.

Brigadier General B. M. Prentiss, U. S. Volunteers.

Brigadier General James B. Ricketts, U. S. Volunteers.

Brigadier General Silas Casey, U. S. Volunteers.

Brigadier General James A. Garfield, U. S. Volunteers.

Brigadier General N. B. Buford, U. S. Volunteers.

Bvt. Brigadier General W. W. Morris, U. S. Volunteers.

Colonel J. Holt, Judge-Advocate-General U. S. Army, judge-advocate and recorder of the court.

No other officers than those named can be assembled without manifest injury to the service.

By command of Major-General Halleck:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Hon. J. HOLT,

Judge-Advocate-General.