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commanding officer at Martinsburg directed to throw out vedettes in this direction and keep watchmen on the mountains night and day for a few days?

JULIUS WHITE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Warrenton Junction, Va., August 26, 1862-2 p.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK:

Have you seen General White's telegram to me, saying that, should he find the enemy approaching Winchester and the telegraph line cut, he would fire four signal guns at intervals of two minutes, and requesting that Colonel Miles, commanding at Harper's Ferry, and the commanding officer at Martinsburg may be directed to throw out vedettes in direction of Winchester and to keep watchmen in the mountains night and day for a few days?

JNO. POPE,

Major-General, Commanding.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 26, 1862.

COMMANDING OFFICERS,

Martinsburg and Harper's Ferry, Va.:

If Winchester should be attacked, General White will fire four signal guns at intervals of two minutes, when the commanders of Martinsburg and Harper's Ferry will throw out vedettes and keep watchmen in the mountains for a few days.

H. W. HALLECK.

WINCHESTER, VA.,

August 26, 1862-7 p.m.

Major-General HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

All quiet here. I have no report from the paries sent out this morning. Have the different approaches closely watched.

JULIUS WHITE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

WINCHESTER, VA.,

August 26, 1862-12 midnight.

Major-General HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

My scouts just in. Report being informed by citizens at Ashby's Gap that the enemy's advance was this morning at Salem, northwest of Warrenton.

JULIUS WHITE,

Brigadier-General.