I think the plan a good one.
T. M. V. [VINCENT.]
Respectfully submitted to the General-in-Chief.
E. D. TOWNSEND,
H. W. HALLECK,
I submitted this to Secretary of War, but it does not meet his approval at present.
He says before action is taken the views of the respective Governors should be obtained.
T. M. V. [VINCENT,]
SEPTEMBER 11, 1863-10. 10 p. m.
Commanding Officer Second Corps:
The commanding general directs that you move your entire corps, in the course of to-morrow, to Rappahannock Station, prepared to cross the river Sunday morning, in support of a cavalry reconnaissance.
Your wagons will be parked at Bealeton in charge of the guard of the First Corps; only the ambulances and ammunition wagons will be taken across the river.
When you have made all the arrangements for the movement to-morrow, the commanding general desires to see you at headquarters.
September 11, 1863-6. 20 p. m.
Major General JOHN A. DIX,
Commanding Dept. of the East, New York City:
General Canby's proposition of the 8th instant, forwarded by you on the 9th, recommending that the Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, and Tenth Regiments of Infantry be assigned to duty in the harbor of New York, relieving the Twelfth, and that the companies of those regiments be consolidated and the supernumerary officers and non-