War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0562 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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troops can be landed at a time. The wharf is very much too narrow and too short.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

FALMOUTH, VA., August 11, 1862-7.15 p. m.

General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

A large amount of artillery and wagons are arriving from Harrison's Landing. I have ordered from Aquia Creek to this point twelve pieces of artillery. Please inform me what I shall do with the rest and with the horses and wagons that arrive? Everything remains as when I wrote yesterday save these arrivals.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, August 11, 1862.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Has King's division, in part or in whole, joined Pope yet?

A. LINCOLN.

FALMOUTH, VA., August 11, 1862.

To the PRESIDENT:

General King's advance of two brigades left here day before yesterday, and at 8 o'clock yesterday morning they crossed Ely's Ford. The last of his division left here yesterday morning and probably reached within 15 miles of Culpeper last night.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS, FIELD, August 11, 1862.

General MCDOWELL:

GENERAL: Cedar Mountain is covered with rebel infantry, and I am occupying the field of the late fight, and white they hold that hill I can go no farther.

Yours, &c.,

GEO. D. BAYARD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS IN THE FIELD,

August 11, 1862.

Colonel SCHRIVER, Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: If there is a suspension of hostilities, why am I sent out to make a reconnaissance? The enemy know I am here now and they may attempt to cut off my return by this road. Is this allowable under a suspension of hostilities? I ask for information, for I feel badly about this. Write me.

Yours, &c.,

GEO. D. BAYARD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.