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WASHINGTON, D. C., October 9, 1862.

Governor BRADFORD, Annapolis, Md.:

General McKinly [Kenly] has been ordered to place a regiment of infantry under your orders, and directions given to assign you three companies of the Purnell Legion.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

CENTREVILLE, October 9, 1862-3.55 p.m.

(Received 4.13 p.m.)

Major HUNT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Arlington House:

I have to report the return here of my command. There were no locomotives at Rappahannock Station, the bridge having been repaired about eight days ago, and the locomotives taken off. There is a small force at Rappahannock and patrolling the river; as near as I could learn, about one small brigade of infantry, two regiments of cavalry, and two batteries. The battery we took was badly broken down, and reported by the captain as unfit for duty, when about 8 miles from the river. I did not deem it advisable, for that reason, to move the battery beyond that point, or to attempt to engage the force there. I will report in person this evening, letting the brigades return separately at an early hour to-morrow.

J. M. DAVIES,

Colonel, Commanding.

(Copy to McClellan from Banks, 8.30 p.m.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Near Harper's Ferry, October 9, 1862.

Brigadier General J. W. RIPLEY,

Chief of Ordnance, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: With regard to small-arms, I report with no reliable information; but it is near:

Springfield and Enfield rifles, caliber 58....... 80,000

Rifles of various make, caliber 54............... 20,000

Rifled muskets, caliber 69....................... 10,000

Rifles, smooth-bore, caliber 69.................. 5,000

Carbines, various................................ 5,000

Pistols, army and navy........................... 5,000

ARTILLERY.

Light 12-pounder guns............................ 126

10-pounder Parrott guns.......................... 64

3-inch ordnance.................................. 98

20-pounder Parrotts.............................. 22

32-pounder howitzers............................. 6

12-pounder howitzers............................. 2

Respectfully,

FRS. J. SHUNK,

First Lieutenant, Chief of Ordnance, Army of the Potomac.