War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0218 Chapter XXXI. OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA.

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PHILADELPHIA, September 8, 1862.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

I have just received dispatch from commanding officer in Kanawha Valley that his position has been turned, and rebels are trying to cross into Ohio. I would suggest that he be immediately withdrawn to Point Pleasant, in Ohio.

JNumbers POPE,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 8, 1862.

Colonel J. A. J. LIGHTBURN,

Commanding Officer, Kanawha Valley, Va.:

It is reported that the enemy is likely to compel you to fall back to the Ohio River. If such a movement should be necessary, take position at Point Pleasant.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

MARTINSBURG, VA.,

September 8, 1862-10.04 a. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

I was assigned to duty in the Army of Virginia by the Secretary of War. Was ordered to proceed from Winchester to Harper's Ferry by order of the General-in-Chief. Reported my arrival at the latter place to him, and was ordered by General Wool to turn over my command to Colonel Dixon S. Miles, and repair to this post. I respectfully submit that, without the order of the General-in-Chief, I cannot be detached from the Army of Virginia, and ask to be relieved of the command here and assigned to duty in the front.

JULIUS WHITE,

Brigadier-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 8, 1862.

Brigadier General JULIUS WHITE, Martinsburg, Va.:

In moving from Winchester to Harper's Ferry you come under the orders of General Wool. It is not proper at present to change the general's dispositions. Probably some different assignment will be given to you as early as possible.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

CAMP NEAR ROCKVILLE, MD.,

September 9, 1862-9.30 a. m. (Received 10.30 a. m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Rebel scouts last night at Lisbon. In the cavalry skirmish at Poolesville yesterday the rebels lost 1 captain and 15 men killed and wounded, besides 6 prisoners. The Third Indiana Cavalry (one squadron) did the work very handsomely on our side. Last reports are that the rebels