War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0328 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXI.

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BALTIMORE, MD., September 18, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

In consequence of the very large amount of transportation for Harristurg over the Cumberland Valley Railroad, exceeding, I fear, the capacity of the road, I have arranged, with the approval of General Wool, Colonel Belger, and President Garrett, that all troops and supplies from Baltimore and points south thereof shall be sent over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. I have also ordered our bridge force from Alexandria to proceed to-night to re-enforce the party engaged in the reconstruction of the Monocacy Bridge.

H. HAUPT.

WHEELING, VA., September 18, 1862.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

It seems all of Ohio belongs to General Wright's division, and there is a want of authority to order the Ohio troops in the vicinity of Point Pleasant to the Assistance of Colonel Lightburn, on the Virginia side. I would ask that you make an order at once, directing all the troops Governor Rod has sent for the defense of that section to report for orders to Colonel Lightburn, and if the events of yesterday will enable you to spare Crook, Hartsuff, or Crawford, send one immediately.

F. H. PEIRPOINT,

Governor of Virginia.

HARRISBURG, PA.,

September 18, 1862 - 1.40 a. m.

P. H. WATSON, Assistant Secretary of War:

I will see the officers in person. No delay shall occur that it is possible to avoid. Can you give me an idea of the number of cars in train, so that suitable power can be ready to move it? Answer immediately.

THOMAS A. SCOTT.

WASHINGTON, September 18, 1862.

Honorable THOMAS A. SCOTT:

The train contains four cars.

P. H. WATSON.

HARRISBURG, PA.,

September 18, 1862 - 2 a. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

No effort shall be spared to expedite movements of train. I have already advised officers of all the roads to push it through with preference over all other trains.

THOMAS A. SCOTT.

HARRISBURG, PA.,

September 18, 1862 - 8 a. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

The extra ammunition train had not reached Baltimore at 7 o'clock. Is it coming? We have about six car-loads of 6-pounder artillery and