War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0624 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Rappahannock Crossing, August 22, 1862 - 8 a. m.

Major General I. MCDOWELL,

Commanding Third Army Corps:

GENERAL: Major-General Pope desires you to send instructions to Brigadier-General Bayard to send his scouts to watch the river carefully all the way down, to see that the enemy constructs no more bridges. Be careful that he sends out a sufficient cavalry force to watch well our right and rear at a considerable distance. Inquire further from him in relation to the crossing of Hill's division.

By command of Major-General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

Sent to General Bayard, 8.30 a. m., by Captain Albie [St. Albe].

E. S.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Rappahannock Crossing, August 22, 1862 - 8.45 a. m.

Major-General MCDOWELL,

Commanding Third Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires you to send two or three cavalry companies to scout from the railroad crossing to Kelly's Ford, and to watch particularly all along the river and close to it between these two points.

By command of Major-General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

Let the detail come from Duffie.

I. MCD.

Sent to Colonel Duffie, August 22, 8.45 a. m., by Captain Jewett.

E. S.

[AUGUST 22, 1862.]

(Received 4.45.)

J. H. D.:

If you can furnish locomotives to haul them, I think I can arrange with Mr. Koontz to let the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad cars, loaded with troops, go directly through to Alexandria, on my promise to have the cars unloaded promptly and immediately returned by you to Washington. What say you to this?

The first two regiments will arrive about noon to-morrow.

D. C. MCCALLUM,

Per W. H. W.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., August 22, 1862 - 11.20 a. m.

Major-General POPE, Rappahannock:

If cars are not unloaded and returned to Alexandria re-enforcements cannot be sent forward.