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WASHINGTON, D. C., August 8, 1862.

Major-General POPE, Sperryville, Va.:

Do not advance, so as to expose yourself to any disaster, unless you can better your line of defense, until we can get more troops upon the Rappahannock. I hope to increase your forces very soon, but in the mean time you must be very cautions. Keep up your connection with General Burnside, and do not let the enemy get between you.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Falmouth, Va., August 8, 1862-10.50 a. m.

Major-General HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

General Pope has ordered the Harris Light Cavalry to leave here with King's division. Its knowledge of the country and the amount of work required to be done I think renders it advisable to retain them here, if the interest of the public service will admit of it. Shall I retain the regiment?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 8, 1862.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Falmouth, Va.:

The cavalry will be retained with you till they can be replaced. I so telegraphed to General Pope yesterday, but he has not received the telegram.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Culpeper, Va., August 8, 1862.

Major General FRANZ SIGEL,

Commanding First Army Corps, Sperryville, Va.:

GENERAL: The enemy has attacked our left and is marching on this place. Major-General Pope directs, in consequence the of, that you move your command at once to this point. You will move on the road from Sperryville to Culpeper, and must encamp to-night at the point where that road crosses the Hazel River. You will continue the march to-morrow morning, so as to arrive here at as early an hour as possible, unless otherwise ordered.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Culpeper, August 8, 1862.

Major General FRANZ SIGEL,

Commanding First Army Corps, Hazel River, Va.:

GENERAL: In reply to your letter just received, Major-General Pope directs me to say that orders were sent to you to-day to move your com-