Regiments ordered to Frederick, &c.-Continued.
Regiments. Colonels. Strength. To whom
23rd New Jersey John S. Cox 1,013 Franklin.
26th New Jersey Andrew J. 996 Franklin.
123rd New York Archibald L. 983 Williams.
137th New York [David Ireland] 946 Williams.
140th New York Louis Ernst + 947 Williams.
145th New York
149th New York John M. Strong + 904 Williams.
121st Pennsylvania Chapman Biddle 770 Reynolds.
136th Pennsylvania Thomas M. Bayne 859 Reynolds.
142nd Pennsylvania Robert P. 868 Reynolds.
7th Rhode Island Zenas R. Bliss 963 Burnside.
RICH'D B. IRWIN,
Captain, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
SHARPSBURG, September 29, 1862.
Washington, D. C.:
Telegram received. From best information in my possession, enemy still in force between Winchester and Martinsburg; chiefly near latter.
GEO. B. McCLELLAN,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 29, 1862.
Colonel McReynolds reports that you gave him orders to fall back to New Creek, when he had an important service which he was about performing. If you merely intended this as a measure of safety to Colonel McReynolds' command, in view of the approach of a large force of the enemy, it was all right; but otherwise the commanding general does not wish you to exercise any control over the movements of Colonel McReynolds, as he has a specific duty to perform. You will please report to these headquarters all movements of the enemy, and everything else of importance that occurs within the limits of your command.
R. B. MARCY,
Chief of Staff.
NEW CREEK, VA., September 29, 1862.
Major General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN,
Harper's Ferry, Va.:
I have been directed, by telegram from Major-General Wool, to communicate with you, and obey any orders you may be pleased to give. I hope to be pardoned for saying that I am exceedingly gratified at being again subject to your immediate orders, and only regret my health is such as to prevent my rendering you the official service that I could wish. It is rumored that a large cavalry and artillery force left
*But see Special Orders, No. 30, Headquarters Army of the Potomac, September 30, 1862.
24 R R-VOL XIX, PT II