War of the Rebellion: Serial 040 Page 0063 Chapter XXXVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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FEBRUARY 9, 1863.

Major General JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Commanding First Corps:

A conscription is advertised at Westmoreland Court-House, 10th, 11th, and 13th. Notify officers in charge of expedition to look after it.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

(Copy furnished General Wadsworth, Belle Plain Landing.)

FEBRUARY 10, 1863.

Commander MAGAW,

Gunboat Fleet, Aquia Creek:

Do you know the Heathsville Landing? How far from Heathsville? What depth of water? Can you give me by telegraph a list of all landings between that and Belle Plain where steamer could land, and depth of water? Indicate them by Coast Survey maps.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Camp near Falmouth, Va., February 10, 1863.

Colonel J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The dispatch of which the following is an extract has been received to-day from General Doubleday:

The Pennsylvania regiments given in place of the Reserves do not contain as many men as the latter brought here. There is a deficiency of about 250 men. I think they ought to give another regiment from some other State to make up the deficiency.

I respectfully request that this deficiency be made up, and that General Heintzelman be directed to send the full number, according to the understanding, viz, the same number of men as were returned in the Pennsylvania Reserves.

Very respectfully,

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

FEBRUARY 12, 1863.

Regiments cannot be broken up in order to exactly equalize. Moreover, a regiment was given to General Schenck, at General Hooker's request.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS MILROY'S DIVISION,

Winchester, Va., February 10, 1863.

(Received February 13.)

Major-General SCHENCK:

DEAR SIR: I omitted to report to you that I did not go to Washington City, for the reason that I received word from the recorder of the