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river. Doubtless much of the trade that has been carried on with Charleston will seek a port at Wilmington.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN J. PECK,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

September 15, 1863-4. 30 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Knoxville:

From information received here to-day, it is very probable that three divisions of Lee's army have been sent to re-enforce Bragg. It is important that all the troops in your department be brought to the front with all possible dispatch, so as to help General Rosecrans.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

September 15, 1863-4. 30 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Chattanooga:

From information received here to-day it is very probable that three divisions of Lee's army have been sent to re-enforce Bragg. It is important that all the troops in your department be brought to the front with all possible dispatch, so as to help General Rosecrans.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

September 15, 1863-4. 30 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Chattanooga:

From information received here to-day, it is very probable that three divisions of Lee's army have been sent to re-enforce Bragg. All the troops in the Departments of the Ohio and the Cumberland should be brought to the front to meet the enemy. Sherman and Hurlbut will bring re-enforcements to the Tennessee River as rapidly as possible. *

H. W. HALLECK.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA, Numbers 4.

Norfolk, September 15, 1863.

The following picket stations are hereby established, and the following orders will be observed by all picket and other guard duty upon the front between the Western Branch and the Dismal Swamp:

Numbers 1. At the bridge at Davids' Mills.

Numbers 2. At the bridge at Fort Curtis.

Numbers 3. At the gate on the main Bowers' Hill road at Fort Rodman.

Numbers 4. At Deep Creek village.

Numbers 5. At the gate in the Deep Creek road at Fort ReNumbers

Numbers 6. At the intersection of the Deep Creek road with the Portsmouth road from the navy-yard at the house of John Berry.

Numbers 7. On the main Bowers' Hill road near the late camp of the First New York Mounted Rifles.

Numbers 8. At the intersection of the main Deep Creek and Bowers' Hill roads. Other posts will be established upon the railroad and at less important places.

Numbers 1. At Davids' Mills Bridge, the plank of which will be habitually removed, the commissioned officer commanding the guard will

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*See Halleck to Grant or Sherman, September 13; to Hurlbut, September 14 and 15, and to Pope and Schofield, September 15, Series I, Vol. XXX.

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