War of the Rebellion: Serial 018 Page 0756 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. V., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

August 30, 1862.

Major General FITZ JOHN PORTER, Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Major-General McDowell directs that you push on the movement suggested in your note to him to the left, and General Heintzelman, now here, will attend to the front and right. You have at your disposal to re-enforce you King's division and Reynolds'.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

NOTE.-The enemy having shown indications of advancing by the right, Reynolds has been withdrawn from your column and put over on our left. It is still thought you will be strong enough to effect your purpose with King; if not, General Pope will send you Sigel.

HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

August 30, 1862.

Major-General PORTER, Commanding, &c.:

Major-General McDowell is now busy attending to our left. He directs me to inform you that you must use your discretion in reference to the employment of King's division in connection with the service you are to perform.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

August 30, 1862.

Major-General PORTER, Commanding, &c.:

Major-General McDowell, being charged with the advance forces ordered to pursue the enemy, directs me to inform you that your corps will be followed immediately by King's division, supported by Reynolds'.

Heintzelman with his corps, preceded by Ricketts' division, will move on your right, on the road from Sudley Springs to Hay Market. He is instructed to throw out skirmishers to the left, which it is desirable you should join on with your right.

General McDowell's headquarters will be at the head of Reynolds' division, on the Warrenton road.

Organize a strong advance to precede your command, and push on rapidly in pursuit of the enemy until you come in contact with him. Report frequently.

Bayard's brigade of cavalry will be ordered to report to you. Push it well off to the left as you advance.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.