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HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

August 30, 1862.

Major-General HEINTZELMAN, Commanding, &c.:

Major-General McDowell directs that you assume command of Ricketts' division at once and of any other troops in your vicinity.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

August 30, 1862.

Brigadier-General HATCH, Commanding Division:

The major-general commanding directs that you proceed immediately with the division under your command on the Warrenton turnpike, following the march of the corps of General Porter.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

August 30, 1862.

Brigadier General GEORGE D. BAYARD,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you take your cavalry force (not Duffie's) and proceed on the road from Manassas to Gainesville, for the purpose of ascertaining the enemy's position and condition, and of annoying him if opportunity offers.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

August 30, 1862.

Brigadier General GEORGE D. BAYARD,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that the object of placing your force where it is not to engage the enemy in position, but to be on his rear, to find out his numbers and designs, and to annoy him when possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

FALMOUTH, August 30, 1862.

General McCLELLAN:

Our advance operator reports all quiet this morning. We hear of no considerable force on the south side of Rappahannock.

Our scouts are all out, and I will report to you soon as they report.