War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0730 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 29, 1862 - 8.30 a. m.

General MORELL:

General Porter desires you to keep closed up, and see that the ammunition train, which is, I learn, at Manassas, is put in with your trains.

Your, respectfully,

GEO. SYKES,

Brigadier-General.

General PORTER:

There is an ammunition train here belonging to King's division. Nothing for us.

GEO. W. MORELL,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

GENERAL: We have 16 wagons here with 396,000 rounds, caliber .58; 20,000 rounds, .69. We are ordered to support General King. The head of the column is halted beyond the Junction. general Porter will be here soon. He rode ahead to find General Poper. General Gibson has just come with an order from Pope for us to march to Gainesville at once.

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

AUGUST 29, 1862 - 11.30 a. m.

Colonel E. SCHRIVER, Chief of Staff, &c.:

I forward the inclosed from General Buford.* My division halted to close up; men are much exhausted and straggle a great deal. Will do my best to push on.

Very respectfully,

JAMES B. RICKETTS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE,

[August 29, 1862] - 9.30 a. m.

General RICKETTS:

Seventeen regiments, one battery, and 500 cavalry passed through Gainesville three-quarters of an hour ago on the Centreville road. I think this division should join our forces, now engaged, at once.

JNO. BUFORD,

Brigadier-General.

Please forward this.

FALMOUTH, VA., August 29, 1862 - 8.30 a. m.

Major-General HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

Dispatch from our advance at Barnett's and Kelly's Fords represent all quiet there, but no communication with General Pope's army

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*No inclosure found. Reference probably to Buford's dispatch of 9.30 a. m., following.

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