ward by rail to the Rappahannock to re-enforce General Pope. Colonel H. Haupt, superintendent of railroads, will supply transportation on your requisition. Not a moment should be lost, as Pope's army is already engaged.
H. W. HALLECK,
ALEXANDRIA, VA., August 22,  - 4.20 p. m.
(Received 4.40 p. m.)
Colonel D. H. RUCKER, Quartermaster:
Steamers are constantly arriving here loaded with troops. Some have orders to return to Fort Monroe, some to Yorktown, and others to Aquia Creek, and quite a number no orders at all. I should like to be instructed what disposition is to be made of those who are without orders.
C. B. FERGUSON,
WASHINGTON, D. C., August 22, 1862 - 7.55 p. m.
Captain C. B.. FERGUSON,
Assistant Quartermaster, Alexandria:
Your telegram received. If any vessels arrive without any orders you had better send them back to Fort Monroe. If you have a middling sized steamer I wish you to send her to Sixth-street wharf to-morrow morning, as I wish to send troops across the river for the next two days. Please answer.
D. H. RUCKER,
Quartermaster and Colonel.
AUGUST 22, 1862 - 11 a. m.
Long line of infantry, think about two brigades, with wagon train, now coming from the direction of Culpeper.
CAVALRY FORCES, August 22, 1862.
Colonel SCHRIVER, Chief of Staff:
COLONEL: Cavalry, infantry, and wagons crossed to-day at Waterloo. Infantry is crossing at the Springs. They are moving on Warrenton. What am I to do?
GEO. D. BAYARD,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Cavalry.
A negro reports this. My cavalry see the infantry crossing at the Springs. I presume they are moving toward Warrenton. Have artillery.