War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0604 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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forward Stevens to join you to-night, leaving the cavalry and artillery I specified to-day at Barnett's.

I am, general, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. POPE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Rappahannock Station, August 20, 1862.

Major-General RENO, Commanding, & c.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to instruct you to send orders to General Stevens to march his command up to Kelly's Ford to join you.

With great respect, general, your obedient servant,

T. C. H. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

General STEVENS, Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: I have just received the above. You will move at once. Tell General Buford to bring all the cavalry except one regiment. Bring all your infantry formerly mentioned. General Buford will come up on the north side of the river.

Very respectfully,

J. L. RENO,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Rappahannock Crossing, August 20, 1862.

Major-General RENO,

Commanding Detachment Ninth Corps:

GENERAL: Major-General Pope directs me to say that he intends to make a stand in his present position and to fight here. You will therefore keep your command constantly in readiness to move at ten minutes' notice, with two days' cooked rations.

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

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

August 20, 1862.

Brigadier-General BAYARD,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

The major-general commanding directs that you take three regiments of cavalry and proceed up the river toward Sulphur Springs, for the purpose of preventing General Sigel's column, which has been ordered here, from molestation by the enemy from the other side of the river. A section of artillery will be ordered to report to you. You must start as early as 2 o'clock to-morrow morning. You may obtain short forage for your command on the railroad, it having been ordered to be sent