WASHINGTON, D. C., August 19, 1863-9. 55 a. m.
When most convenient please come to Washington,as I wish an interview in regard to your department.
H. W. HALLECK,
CLARKSBURG, August 19, 1863.
General Averell left Petersburg this morning on an expedition into Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties. He will probably arrive at Huntersville on or about the 25th instant. You will order the Tenth [West] Virginia Infantry and the Second [West] Virginia Mounted Infantry and one section with General Averell at Huntersville,and report to him for orders.
The troops will move without camp equipage, taking with them ten days' rations of hard bread, sugar, coffee,and salt, and will depend on the country through which they march for forage and beef. Would suggest your order the infantry and artillery to get off one day in advance of the cavalry.
B. F. KELLEY,
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY, Washington, D. C., August 20, 1863-1. 25 p. m.
Army of the Potomac:
You will detail a general officer to superintend the detail of guards and the removal of drafted men from Alexandria to the Army of the Potomac. Report.
H. W. HALLECK,
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, August 20, 1863.
(Received 1. 30 p. m.)
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
In compliance with your instructions contained in dispatch of 12 m., I have directed Brigadier General H. S. Briggs to proceed to Alexandria, and superintend the detail of guards and the removal of drafted men from that place to this army. General Briggs will report to you for further orders.
GEO. G. MEADE,