HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,
Baltimore, August 17, 1862.
Thirteenth Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry,
Commanding Expedition tosouth of Frederick:
SIR: You will proceed with your command by railroad to the intersection of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Baltimore and Frederick turnpike, where you will be met by Captain W. T. Faithful, provost marshal of Frederick, who will conduct you to the camp of some 200 guerrillas, reported to be about sixteen miles south of Frederick. Should you find this report to be true, you will attack them, kill as many as possible, and break up the band. Having performed which duty you will return to this city and report.
By command of Major - General Wool:
WM. D. WHIPPLE,
Assistant Adjutant - General.
SUFFOLK, VA., August 17, 1862.
[Via Fort Monroe, August 18 - 10 a. m. Received 4 p. m.]
Major General H. W. HALLECK:
Stoneman Jackson has 125, 000 men at least. He is fortifying between Louisa Court - House and Gordonsville. They knew a week ago of McClellan's movements on the Peninsula. It is their intention to whip Pope and move on to Washington. I have this from good authority.
JOS. K. F. MANSFIELD,
Major - General, U. S. Army.
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF THE KANAWHA Numbers 31.
Gauley Bridge, Va., August 17, 1862.
1. Brigadier General J. D. Cox hereby turns over to Colonel J. A. J. Lightburn, Fourth Virginia Volunteers, the command of this district.
2. Commandants of all the forces in the Kanawha Valley not already ordered to accompany the commanding general out of the district will report to Colonel Lightburn for orders.
3. Brigade Surg. george M. Kellogg will report for duty to Colonel Lightburn as madical director of the district.
4. Commandants of the several posts now held will proceed immediately to put such position in the strongest defensive condition, so that they may serve as bases for active operations at any time.
By command of Brigadier General J. D. Cox:
G. M. BASCOM,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant - General.
HEADQUARTERS TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS,
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
Camp near Williamsburg, August 18, 1862.
Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,
Adjutant - General, Army of the Potomac:
GENERAL: In reference to the inquiry as to the works in front of Williamsburg which should be destroyed, I have to report that if the three redoubts on the right of the line, commanding the road from