War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0614 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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teries requested by General Pope have been ordered to him. I shall push forward the troops in that direction as rapidly as possible. I shall send all troops arriving at Aquia Creek that cannot be landed quickly to Alexandria. Will telegraph you this afternoon.

A. E. BURNSIDE, Major-General.

AQUIA CREEK, VA., August 21, 1862 - 1 p. m.

(Received 1.30 p. m.)

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

I have arrived at Aquia Creek with the steamers Express and New York, 1,500 infantry of my division, Third Corps. The residue are following. The Merrimac, 2,000, refused to voyage during the night. She will leave this morning. I was directed to report to you for instructios as to landing at Aquia and at once proceeding to Fredericksburg or landing at Alexandria. My division is 7,000 marching men.

Respectfully,

P. KEARNY, Major-General.

WASHINGTON, August 21, 1862.

To General BURNSIDE or General PARKE:

What news about arrival of troops?

A. LINCOLN.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 21, 1862.

Major General PHILIP KEARNY, Aquia Creek, Va.:

Instructions have been given to General Burnside in regard to the landing of all troops. Please consult him.

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

YORKTOWN, VA., August 21, 1862.

(Received 7 p. m.)

General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General:

Heintzelman's corps has been embarked, and the last of it leaves this evening. Franklin will be embarked at Newport News to-morrow. The depot at Alexandria is far superior to Aquia in every respect. Why not disembark there? The Harrison's Landing depot was abandoned with great success. The fleet was withdrawn with much system and without any material loss. The march of the army was conducted with great deliberation and good judgment. I accompanied the general by land. Our immense trains were taken through without accident.

RUFUS INGALLS, Lieutenant-Colonel, & c.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 21, 1862 - 3.45 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Falmouth, Va.:

Assistant Secretary Tucker suggests that Heintzelman's corps, being in vessels of heavy draught, had better be landed at Alexandria. Do