HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WESTERN VIRGINIA,
Charleston, November 13, 1862.
Commanding Post, Huttonsville:
You will at once send forward to General Milroy, by special messenger, or in the most speedy manner, the dispatch of the general commanding the district, which is addressed to General Milroy.
By command of Major-General Cox:
G. M. BASCOM,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
CAMP SUMMERVILLE, November 13, 1862
Commanding Kanawha Division:
I did not reach Covington, as General Jenkins' and Colonel Dunn's forces were both before me. Near Williamsburg I captured a train of 7 wagons, and arrived here on the 11th instant with 23 horses, 4 mules, and 9 prisoners. I destroyed the wagons, with a quantity of grain. I have sent to you a detailed account of the expedition.
G. W. GILMORE,
Captain, Commanding Cavalry.
NOVEMBER 13, 1862
Reports from Fairview, Md., this p.m. confirm previous reports of Jackson being at Winchester.
CHAS. H. LOUNSBERRY,
WASHINGTON, D. C., November 14, 1862
Major-General BURNSIDE, Warrenton, Va.:
The President has just assented to your plan. He thinks that it will succeed, if you move very rapidly; otherwise not. See General Wright's telegram* in relation to the movement of Jackson on Romney and Cumberland.
H. W. HALLECK,
WASHINGTON, November 14, 1862-2 p.m.
Major General AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE:
It is reported that Dahlgren is about going on another raid to Fredericksburg. You had better direct General Sigel to stop this, or it may interfere with your purposes. Look out for a cavalry raid to cut off your supplies.
H. W. HALLECK,
[Note inclosed in foregoing, in pencil.]
Sigel directed to postpone trip to Fredericksburg, and look out for raid.
*Of November 12, 9 p.m., p. 573