War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0643 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Manassas, May 29, 1862.

Brigadier General G. D. BAYARD,

Catlett's Station:

General McDowell directs that you leave early to-morrow morning with the cavalry and artillery of your command; that you take the shortest road to Rectortown, and report what road you take. Your destination is Front Royal. He directs also that you dismount your men, and cause them to lead their horses for at least half an hour in every two hours. The infantry will come to Manassas on the cars to-night as before directed. Do I make myself understood?

SAML. BRECK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., May 29, 1862.

Brigadier-General SAXTON:

The following order has been given to General Banks this morning: * You are requested to act in conformity with the above order. The regiment you ask will be sent from Baltimore. The cannon is on the road.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., May 29, 1862-11.28 p. m.

General HAMILTON,

Harper's Ferry:

You are relieaved from duty at Harper's Ferry, and directed to report yourself to Major-General Halleck, in the Department of the Mississippi.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH CORPS,

Near Seven Pines, May 30, 1862-8 a. m.

Brigadier General R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff:

I expect to send a report to-day on the falling off of General Casey's division. One great cause was the rawness of his troops. At my final survey of my position last night I passed 100 yards beyond the point where Major Kelly fell in the morning, and I saw many rebel pickets. At the same time the enemy remained in line of battle on my right, and was found by two scouting parties on the left. The enemy is found all round a semircircle described with a radius of two miles from my headquarters as a center.

E. D. KEYES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Fourth Corps.

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*See Lincoln to Banks, 12 m., VOL. XII, Part I, p. 533.

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