War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0087 Chapter XLI. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC. -UNION.

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To each brigade headquarters for similar purpose as above, 1 wagon.

To each brigade, cavalry and infantry, for commissary stores for sales to officers, 1 wagon.

To each division, cavalry and infantry, for hauling forage for ambulance animals, portable forges, &c., 1 wagon.

To each division, cavalry and infantry,for carrying armorers' tools, parts of muskets, extra arms and accouterments, 1 wagon.

It is expected that each ambulance and each wagon, whether in the baggage, supply, or ammunition train, will carry the necessary forage for its own team.

By command of Major-General Meade:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, August 21, 1863-3. 45 p. m.

Bvt. Brigadier General W. W. MORRIS:

Send immediately a report of the numbers and stations of troops in the Middle Department.



WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, August 21, 1863-3 p. m.

Major-General FOSTER, Fort Monroe, Va.:

Reports from General Meade indicate that a part of Lee's force has moved toward Richmond. This may be a mere feint, or he may intend to trouble you. I send this merely to put you on your guard.



FORT MONROE, VA., August 21, 1863.

(Received 8. 30 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK, General-in-Chief:

Your telegram of to-day is received, and the necessary precautions are taken. Deserters that came into Yorktown to-day report very few troops at Richmond, but extensive new breastworks being constructed there. The telegraph wire between Yorktown and Williamsburg was cut in three places yesterday, which is an unusual occurrence.


Major-General, Commanding.

FORT MONROE, August 21, 1863-5 p. m.

Brigadier-General WISTAR, Yorktown:

Reports from the Army of the Potomac indicate that a part of Lee's force has moved on Richmond. Look out sharply, lest this