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place and Gloucester by General McClellan I deem it my duty to report that the armament directed by him is held at Fort Monroe for orders from Washington.* They are needed.

JOHN J. PECK,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 12, 1862.

Major-General DIX, Fort Monroe, Va.:

General Casey was directed some days ago+ to send you four news regiments from this place. A part has already gone. If with these and the troops coming by water you cannot hold Suffolk, of course it must be given up. Yorktown ought certainly to be held. General Peck telegraphs here for armament from Fort Monroe. All such matters are under your direction.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

FORT MONROE, VA., September 13, 1862.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

The One hundred and thirtieth New york has just arrived and will go to Suffolk. It is very raw, not even knowing the manual of arms. The rebels had 1,500 men repairing the Petersburg Railroad to the Blackwater, and I have no doubt contemplate an early movement on Suffolk. The loss of my three best regiments at that point is unfortunate at this moment. No effort will be spared to maintain our position there.

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 14, 1862.

Major-General DIX, Fort Monroe, Va.:

Issue such ordnance stores as you deem necessary for the good of the service, either for Yorktown or elsewhere. This is not a time to delay for formalities.++

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 15, 1862.

Major-General DIX, Fort Monroe, Va.:

Four new full regiments have been sent to you front here. Nothing is yet heard of the Merrimac. General Wool has been directed not to issue any more passes to cross out lines. You will exercise you dis-

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*See Halleck to Dix, September 14.

+On September 10.

++See Peck to Halleck, September 12, p. 391.

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