War of the Rebellion: Serial 028 Page 0542 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXI.

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HARRISBURG, November 3, 1862.

General MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General:

I have received and forwarded to Hagerstown, Md., since September 7,4,500,000 pounds of corn, 390 tons hay, 97 kegs and 24 bags horse and mule shoes, 4 traveling forges, &c. I have myself also furnished 100 tons hay, in addition to the above. One thousand horses shave been sent from here during October to the army, which were purchased by officers of cavalry sent by General McClellan for that purpose. Many other stores were sent through here, both from Philadelphia and Baltimore, for the army, of which I have no account, as no bills of lading or invoices were sent to this office.

E. C. WILSON,

Assistant Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Bloomfield, November 4, 1862-6.45 a. m. (Received 1.45 p. m.)

His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

President of the United States:

Cavalry advance at Piedmont. Infantry in Upperville and in front of Ashby's Pass, where resistance is probable to-day. I go to the front to see.

GEO. L B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, November 4, 1862-11.45 p. m. (Rec'd November 5, 8,45 a. m.)

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

I urgently request that Brigadier General C. C. Augur may be ordered to join me to-morrow night at or in the vicinity of Rectortown, by way of Manassas Gap Railroad. I desire to assign him immediately to duty in the First Corps.

GEO. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, November 4, 1862.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Left Wing:

The commanding general directs you to move Willcox's corps and Whipple's division to-morrow, via Upperville, to Piedmont. He also directs you to move Stoneman's division at the same time, via Upperville, to Rectortown. The whole command will take position between Piedmont and Salem, the right on Piedmont and the left on Salem, guarding the railroad as will as possible between the two places.

General Reynolds will proceed to-morrow and next day to take position on your left and rear, extending from Rectortown to White Plains. General Franklin will to-morrow take position on the Aldie pike, east