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wagons any of my detachment. Sent for them, or sent to you, and do not come back. Have they been captured? I do not know.

Very respectfully,

A. N. DUFFIE,

Colonel.

I did not find General Bayard.

SMALL FORD, NEAR MR. KELLY'S HOUSE,

Two miles from the railroad.

We are here feeding our horses. We can see the enemy's pickets about 2 miles the other side of the river. They seem to be scouting around. There is quite a force here of the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania.

Yours, respectfully,

JOHN WHIPPLE,

Major Rhode Island Cavalry.

If the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania is there can I recall my company?

DUFFIE.

Colonel SCHRIVER:

If I did not send anything to General McDowell it is because my operations were not done, but now I may give you some information. Last night pass by me, that is to say, 1 mile from my vedettes, 13,000 enemy, that is at Georgetown; they were going, I suppose, to Centreville. I follow just now their rear, and will, if it is possible, without engagement, capture some stragglers. From my position I see Manassas and Thoroughfare Gap. Some one are still passing through that Gap. I have on another road, which goes to Georgetown and to Pignut Hill, some forces, which did not yet return; see if they can see anything of the enemy. I will send you more as soon as the reconnaissance will be here.

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HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Near Warrenton, Va., August 26, 1862-2.30 a.m.

Brigadier-General BUFORD:

GENERAL: By order of General Pope Rickett's division has been withdrawn from the Warrenton to the Sulphur Springs road. You will therefore have no support short of the town where General Reynolds will be stationed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. F. BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR FAYETTEVILLE, August 26, 1862.

Major-General McDOWELL,

Warrenton, Va.:

GENERAL: My camp is on the road running from the Warrenton pike leading to [from] Sulphur Springs to Faytteville, about 2 miles north and