ington as soon as State bounty is paid. If need be, they can go at once to Washington, and the bounty be paid there. Please answer.
J. B. STONEHOUSE,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
BALTIMORE, MD., October 14, 1863. (Received 1. 45 p. m.)
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
The following is the reply of Captain Duvall to the dispatch sent him in relation to the inefficiency of the guard at Hog Island:
EASTVILLE, VA., October 14, 1863.
I hope the report is untrue. The island is guarded by a squad of 12 men of Captain Smith's company, and he has assured me the officer, though one of the non-commissioned, is a most faithful man. There can be no danger this time, for there is a force from Old Point with a steamer in the Sound, and troops on the adjoining island. I will look to it at once, and make sure there can come no harm. I will report to you to-morrow.
R. E. DUVALL,
WM. H. CHESEBROUGH, Assistant Adjutant-General.
MARTINSBURG, VA., October 14, 1863. (Received 3. 30 p. m.)
Headquarters Army of the Potomac:
Have just received information from a scout sent out by me that part of Ewell's corps was this side the Shenandoah River, on the Berryville road.
BALTIMORE, MD., October 14, 1863. (Received 10 p. m.)
Colonel G. H. SHARPE,
Report from our friends:
RICHMOND, October 4.
Lee advancing with 55,000 men. Hill and Longstreet cannot return. Very few soldiers in and about Richmond. Throwing up more works on Mechanicsville road.
J. L. McPHALL.
CLARKSBURG, October 14, 1863-8 p. m.
Jackson has retreated toward Sutton. He may return to Huntersville through Webster County. Can you not cut him off at some