War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0626 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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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,

General-in-Chief.

ALEXANDRIA, VA., August 22, [1862] - 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,

Assistant Quartermaster.

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.

General MCDOWELL:

Long line of infantry, think about two brigades, with wagon train, now coming from the direction of Culpeper.

TAYLOR.

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.