[AUGUST -, 1862.]
General POPE: The enemy demand that my skirmishers shall retire while the flag of truce is out or they will seize the ambulances.
I have halted, but they say we must retire. I shall remain here till further orders.
GEO. D. BAYARD,
REYNOLDS' DIVISION, [August -, 1862.]
GENERAL: McDowell's corps is posted on Sudley Springs road, in rear of Henry house about one-half mile, awaiting orders.
General Reynolds has been absent from the division during the night and General Meade is in command.
C. KINGSBURY, JR.,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Reynolds' Division.
But very few wagons, say 25, are just now in sight; but the enemy, I should judge about at least a brigade, has halted and built camp fires in front of the main road, about 2 miles from this hill. The enemy's pickets are stronger and plainer to be seen on the left than they were three hours ago.
HDQRS. 1ST AND 2nd DIVISIONS, NINTH ARMY CORPS,
[August -, 1862.]
GENERAL: General Buford sends me word that Generals Longstreet and Featherston are approaching with their whole divisions. A negro that was captured says they have about 40,000 men and ninety pieces of artillery. I have called back my reconnaissance, and will hold this place as long as possible.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. L. RENO.
SIR: I have advanced 1 1/2 miles in the road from where I first struck it. No enemy in sight. Am now where the two roads to Madison fork.
Respectfully, General Tower:
J. S. SLOSSON,