railroad route by United States agents, if the finds this necessary to the public service.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
M. C. MEIGS,
WASHINGTON, D. C., October 22, 1862. (Sent 11.20 a. m.)
Major-General McCLELLAN, Commanding, &c.:
The Quartermaster-General insists that all your requisitions for shoes have been filled, and that the supply must be at some of the depots of your command. He dispatches a wagon-train to-day with 10,000 pairs.
H. W. HALLECK,
HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,
Hagerstown, October 22, 1862.
The division of the Fourth Army Corps, formerly under the command of Major-General Couch, having been attached to this corps, will in future be known and officially designated as the Third Division of the Sixth Corps.
By command of Major-General Franklin:
OLIVER D. GREENE,
Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.
CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,
October 22, 1862.
The following articles of clothing are reported now at Harper's Ferry and Hagerstown:
At Harper's Ferry: 24,000 bootees, 1,800 blankets, 3,000 stockings, 4,000 infantry trowsers, 4,000 infantry overcoats, 7,500 knit jackets, 1,500 cavalry trowsers, and 3,000 cavalry overcoats.
At Hagerstown: 2,000 hats, 1,800 net jackets, 7,000 flannel shirts, 4,000 infantry overcoats, 4,000 artillery overcoats, 200 cavalry jackets, 250 artillery jackets, and 2,000 shelter-tents.
The general commanding directs that division commanders send their trains for the clothing required, to-night, that all may be supplied by to-morrow evening.
By command of Brigadier-General Reynolds:
C. B. LAMBORN,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
Camp near Knoxville, October 22, 1862.
I. For the present no clothing will be drawn by the troops other than the articles needed for immediate use, and which are either to be worn or carried by the men during impending movements. No clothing will be carried in the wagons.
II. No more knapsacks will be issued until further orders.
By command of Major-General McClellan: