Near Sperryville, August 1, 1862-6 p. m.
Major-General HALLECK, Commanding:
I have just arrived here (5 o'clock p. m.). No news of consequence from the front. I go to Sperryville to-morrow afternoon to inspect Sigel's army corps. Will return day after to-morrow morning. Will keep you advised of everything of importance.
Washington, August 1, 1862.
General BURNSIDE or General STEVENS,
Newport News, Va.:
The troops of General Burnside's command will immediately embark for Aquia Creek, and on reaching that landing will take position near Fredericksburg; the movement to be made as rapidly as possible, and the destination to be concealed.
H. W. HALLECK,
FORT MONROE, VA.,
August 2, 1862-2.40 p. m.
Your dispatch received. My troops are rapidly embarking. The fleet will sail at 12 o'clock to-night as quietly as possible, and will reach Aquia Creek to-morrow. By preparations all being made I can leave for Washington at once for definite instructions if you wish it, and can then reach Aquia Creek by the time the troops are landed. You will remember that, by direction of the Department, we brought with us no wagons, ambulances, artillery, or cavalry from north Carolina.
A. E. BURNSIDE,
NEAR WASHINGTON, VA.,
August 2, 1862-1 p. m.
A mixed column of infantry, cavalry, and artillery, under General Crawford, is advancing to-day upon Orange Court-house to reconnoiter. Enemy in force.
HEADQUARTERS FORCES AT CULPEPER, VA.,
August 2, 1862.
DEAR GENERAL: I have just returned. I went into camp to-day