War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0480 OPERATIONS IN N. VA.,W. VA.,MD.,AND PA. Chapter XXXI.

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HARRISBURG, PA., October 24, 1862-3.30 p. m. (Received 4.30 p. m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

I have seen Governor Curtin. I have ordered a section of artillery to report to him without delay, with ammunition, and put an infantry regiment of Pennsylvania volunteers, now on the Northern Central Railroad, subject to his call at any moment. This is all he requires of me. He wants regular infantry. I have none to give him, and have no troops that have been under fire.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 24, 1862-8.45 p. m.

Brigadier-General AVERELL, Saint James College:

(Care of Major-General Franklin, Hagerstown.)

The commanding general directs me to say that time is everything to us. Harry up the refitting of your command. Send out more officers, if they can be made available, to purchase horses. Do not allow any one to delay. Every hour is important.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Assistant Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, OFFICE OF CHIEF QUARTERMASTER, Camp near Harper's Ferry, Va., October 24, 1862.

General. M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General, U. S. Army, Washington:

This army stands in need of the funds which you have asked shall be deposited to my credit. May I request you will urge that the remittances be made without delay? In addition, I respectfully request you will apply for $250,000 for distribution to corps quartermasters, to pay for forage, fuel, pay of teamsters, &c., in the various corps d'armee. Also for $200,000 to pay for the 2,500 horses which I am authorized to purchase. Please cause these sums to be remitted to me as early as practicable. I wish to meet all demands and avoid any outstanding indebtedness.

RUFUS INGALLS,

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

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, OFFICE OF CHIEF QUARTERMASTER,

Camp near Harper's Ferry, October 24, 1862-11 a. m.

Colonel JAMES BELGER, Quartermaster, Baltimore:

There has been a great deficiency of forage, particularly hay, for four days past. I desire that you will continue to send, 5,000 bushels of oats and 50 tons of hay per day to this depot. Will you do it? Can I rely on receiving it?

RUFUS INGALLS,

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