Charleston, [W. Va.], November 28, 1862.
Colonel J. L. ZEIGLER,
Commanding Fifth Virginia Cavalry, Ceredo:
Floyd, with some 700 or 800 men, principally cavalry, is reported on the Upper Guyandotte. Send your scouting parties well out in that direction, and report promptly all information you get. If Floyd shows himself in your vicinity, communicate with Colonel Cranor, and take the most effectual measures to drive the enemy back.
By command of Major-General Cox:
G. M. BASCOM,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
GAULEY, [W. Va.], November 28, 1862.
Major G. M. BASCOM,
Captain Gilmore just returned with 75 cavalry from scout, via Releigh, through Clear Fork of Coal. All enemy left marshes. Floyd left mouth of Beaver, 12 miles from Logan, a week ago, for Warfield, Ky., or Wythe, Va., McCausland, with Thirty-sixth and Sixtieth, Otey's battery, and one company cavalry, at Princeton; Williams, with four regiments and one battery, at The Narrows; two companies cavalry at mouth of Indian Creek. Swann's battalion went two weeks ago to Monroe County, and is on Second Creek, between Union and Lewisburg.
E. P. SCAMMON,
HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF WASHINGTON, November 29, 1862.
General H. W. HALLECK,
General-in-Chief, Washington City:
GENERAL: I can send from this side of the river 5,000; from the other side, from General Abercrombie's division, 3,000; from General Casey's division, 4,000; in all 12,000. This, with some sick who be able to go, will make about 13,000 men. Should there not be three or four batteries go along?
I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
S. P. HEINTZELMAN,
HDQRS. THIRD CORPS, CENTER GRAND DIVISION, November 29, 1862.
Colonel JOS. DICKINSON,
Asst. Adjt. General, Center Grand Div., Army of the Potomac:
COLONEL: In answer to your of 23rd instant, I beg leave to state that, owing to the lateness of the hour, the fact that I had already issued an order for march, and other reasons, a copy of Special Orders, No. 7, was not sent to the division commanders, which I did not know until the next morning just as I was starting to look for a place for the corps