WARRENTON JUNCTION, August 27, 1862-1.45 p.m.
Reno has his instructions, and is ahead of the wagon train.
WARRENTON JUNCTION, [August 27, 1862]-2.20 p.m.
I have information, upon which I rely, from aides of Generals Banks and signal corps, reporting what fell under their own observation-that a heavy column of the enemy moved yesterday across the Sperryville pike in the direction of Gaines' Cross-Roads and Salem, passing along the east base of Buck Mountain. It is this movement of the enemy that I desire very much to know about, if it can be ascertained by observation.
ALEXANDRIA, August 27, 1862.
Have you any news from the front this morning?
GEO. B. McCLELLAN.
SECOND CORPS, NEAR BEALETON, August 27, 1862.
Commanding Third Corps:
GENERAL: Your dispatch, in duplicate, just received-2.30 p.m. My command is on the march and will be Warrenton Junction this evening.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
N. P. BANKS,
RAPPAHANNOCK, August 27, 1862-6 p.m.
Chief of Staff:
SIR: The river is fordable at both fords for cavalry and long-legged infantry. Some 200 cavalry and infantry have crossed at the upper ford, and driven in our pickets about half a mile. We see cavalry and guns mounted near the bridge; they make no attempt to cross. The large baggage train across the river has all gone. Some regiments of Heintzelman's infantry are 3 miles up the railroad.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. N. DUFFIE,
Colonel Rhode Island Cavalry.
Can't the cars run down here?
ALEXANDRIA, VA., August 27, 1862-9.45 a.m. (Received 10 a.m.)
General H. W. HALLECK,
I reached this place last evening. We shall be ready to commence