War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0340 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXI.

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vicinity of Harper's Ferry, so that our supplies may be sent by railroad and canal. He desired me to request you to order the repairs of the canal. Its agents are at Georgetown. We are now drawing from Frederick and Hagerstown. The corps of Franklin and Couch's division are at Williamsport, and supplied from Hagerstown.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 21, 1862.

General JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Commanding Pennsylvania Militia, Hagerstown, Md.:

General McClellan directs me to say to you that General Franklin was requested to state to you to-day that, as there was no further use for the Pennsylvania militia, they could now return into their State.

R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 258. Camp near Sharpsburg, Md., September 21, 1862. * * * * * * *

III. At his own request, Brigadier General John Newton, U. S. Volunteers, is relieved from duty with the Army of the Potomac, and will report in person to the Adjutant-General of the Army.

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By command of Major-General McClellan:

[S. WILLIAMS,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF WASHINGTON,

Washington, September 21, 1862 - 1.30 p. m.

Major-General HEINTZELMAN, Arlington:

The following telegram, from Thomas R. Brayton to Brigadier-General Haupt, is communicated for your information:

I have this moment returned from near Bull Run. Saw 3 men, who live between Bristoe and Catlett's, making their escape, as the rebels are pressing all the inhabitants into service. They are taking away our seven engines, all car-wheels, axles, and irons from Manassas and Bristoe. They have probably repaired bridge at Bristoe, and coming to and through Manassas Gap road, or, which is more probable to me, they have thrown a structure across the Rapidan, and going that way. I do not think it will take much of a force to prevent this. My informants are, I think, reliable.

RICH'D B. IRWIN,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF WASHINGTON,

September 21, 1862.

Major General S. P. HEINTZELMAN, Arlington:

SIR: To be ready to prevent the execution of one of the ends which the enemy may now propose to himself by the reoccupation of Manas-