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as you may deem best. Move the troops up toward General Pope's left as rapidly as possible.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

FALMOUTH, VA.,

August 21, 1862 - 3.45 p. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK:

General Reynolds' division of about 8,000 men are under orders and will start at once; ought to reach him early to-morrow. I will push forward other forces as rapidly as I can without blocking the roads.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

FALMOUTH, VA., August 21, 1862 - 4 p. m.

(Received 4.30 p. m.)

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

General Morell's division has arrived here and two regiments of the regulars. Porter's entire corps will arrive by 12 m. to-morrow. Have set instructions to Aquia Creek for Heintzelman's division, as they arrive, to proceed to Alexandria. News from General Reno, at Kelly's Ford, and General Stevens, at Barnett's Ford, represents all quiet. Our scouts, 14 miles from here beyond the river, are uninterrupted. Will telegraph again later in the day.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 21, 1862.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Falmouth, Va.:

General Reno, at Kelly's Ford, is menaced with superior forces. Push forward aid as rapidly as possible. At what time can you re-enforce him?

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

FORT MONROE, August 21, 1862 - 10.40 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Aquia Creek:

Dispatch received. I am hurrying up everything and hope to leave here myself to-morrow.

GEO. B. MCCLELLAN,

Major-General.

AUGUST 21, 1862 - 10.40 p. m.

Major General FITZ JOHN PORTER, Aquia Creek:

Tell your men and those of Heintzelman when they arrive that I will leave here to-morrow and will be with them when they are engaged. I am pushing everything forward. Franklin is here and embarking to