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instructions of last night. There is delay and mismanagement on the railroad from Manassas to this place; thus: General Robinson left at 5.30 p. m. yesterday, arrived at Manassas 9 p. m.: left there at day-light, arrived at Warrenton Junction at 10.30 a. m.

Respectfully,

P. KEARNY,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 23, 1862.

General HEINTZELMAN or General KEARNY,

Alexandria, Va.:

If the railroad communication with General Pope should be interrupted, Heintzelman's corps should be massed at Warrenton Junction, Catlett's, or Manassas, as the case may be, so as to defend the railroad, and at the same time be in position to assist General Pope as much as possible.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 23, 1862.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Falmouth, Va.:

It is doubtful if provisions can be sent by railroad to Porter or Reynolds. They must take with them all they can till their trains arrive. Pope wishes them to move up as rapidly as possible, so as to cover his rear at the fords of the Rappahannock. He expects to attack the enemy near Fayetteville.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

FALMOUTH, VA., August 23, 1862 - 12.20 p. m.

Major-General HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

We will send every wagon that can be spared with provisions for General Porter's corps as soon as they can be loaded and drive beef cattle.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 23, 1862.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Falmouth, Va.:

Franklin's corps will land at Alexandria. There is every probability of a battle to-day near Sulphur Springs or Warrenton.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 23, 1862.

Major-General MCCLELLAN, Fort Monroe, Va.:

Franklin's corps will come to Alexandria. I cannot yet decide as to Sumner's corps. New troops will be sent to replace Keyes' as soon as