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to 3,000 men, but report now says that he has left for East Tennessee or Kentucky. If possible I will find out the whole truth. If all my plans succeed I hope to reach camp by Saturday evening.

With great respect,

J. D. HINES,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Detachment.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 7, 1862.

Major-General POPE, Sperryville, Va.:

The only cavalry here is the "Scott's Nine Hundred," only 622 men. I understand that the Twelfth Pennsylvania Regiment is at Manassas. Can you not send that to General Burnside? He must have some till I can get a regiment or two from McClellan.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 7, 1862.

Major-General POPE, Sperryville, Va.:

I am of opinion that the route from Covington to Harrisonburg is more safe than that by Staunton. The latter seems to me very hazardous. If Jackson is concentrating at Charlottesville or vicinity he probably intends to turn your right flank, which will render Cox's junction with you impossible. Order as you deem best, but with caution.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 7, 1862.

Major-General WOOL, Baltimore, Md.:

It has been proposed to place Winchester, Va., within your department. Your opinion as to the propriety of the change is requested.

H. V. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

GENERAL WOOL'S HEADQUARTERS,

Baltimore, Md., August 7, 1862-3.40 p. m.

Major-General HALLECK:

I would be much pleased to have Winchester under my command, because of its direct communication with Harper's Ferry and Martinsburg, but I have not troops sufficient to occupy it without the troops now there. Seven regiments of my command (three-months' men) will be discharged in about three weeks.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Culpeper Court-House, August 7, 1862.

Brigadier General G. D. BAYARD,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: I am directed to inform you that instead of Colonel Duffie