War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0195 Chapter XXXI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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at Leesburg, and at Barnesville only two regiments of cavalry. That the army (some 60,000 strong, so the soldiers told him) was under Jackson, and are going to Baltimore. That the enemy has left Barnesville for Baltimore has been reported from another source. The man from Leesburg states that the rebel soldiers are running over the country, hunting something to eat, and are a hard-looking set, with a large number of stragglers. I can hardly think they are pushing for Baltimore yet. This man is an Irishman, and has been exempt from conscription before, this, but the rebels declare they will take everybody.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.

HALL'S HILL, VA.,

September 6, 1862 - 12.15 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS:

GENERAL: The consolidated reports form the divisions have not yet been received, but can except five in the morning. The following is an approximate return sent in: Morell's division - Berdan's Sharpshooters, 14 officers, 411 enlisted men; Martin's battery, C, Massachusetts artillery, 8 officers, 154 enlisted men; Hazlett's battery, D, Fifth Artillery, 3 officers, 107 enlisted men; Waterman's battery, C, Rhode Island artillery, 5 officers, 154 enlisted men. Total, 30 officers, 826 enlisted men. Martindale's brigade, about 1,100; Butterfield's brigade, about 1,000; General Piatt's brigade, 58 officers, 1,457 enlisted men; Griffin's brigade, 1,700; Sykes' division, 168 officers, 3,652 enlisted men. Many of these men are recruits and convalescents, not yet equipped.

F. J. PORTER,

Major-General.

HALL'S HILL, September 6, 1862.

Major-General McDOWELL:

Please let me know when you will move. What force will be required at the Seminary? What force at Upton's Hill?

F. J. PORTER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CORPS,

Arlington, September 6, 1862 - 6.45 p. m. (Received 7.55 p. m.)

Major-General PORTER, Hall's Hill:

Knowing nothing of the plans of the general commanding, I am unable to answer your questions contained in the telegram.

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General.

FORT CORCORAN, September 6, 1862.

Colonel McQUADE,

Commanding Upton's Hill:

You must hold the works against any attack of skirmishers or inferior forces, and withdraw only on attack or indication of determined attack by superior forces.

F. J. PORTER,

Major-General.