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FALMOUTH, August 22, 1862-12.20 a. M.

Major-General McCLELLAN,

Fort Monroe:

I guess we shall have no trouble to hold out for five or six days.*

FITZ JOHN PORTER,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Falmouth, August 22, 1862.

Major-General MORELL,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you be prepared to move on at a moment's notice in the direction of Kelly's Ford, under orders from this point, and to obey a call from that direction. Orders will be sent you in time should your command be required for support.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, Numbers 116.

Falmouth, Va., August 22, 1862.

Brigadier-General Sykes will move his command as early as possible to-morrow morning and proceed to Deep Creek. He will encamp at that place or its immediate vicinity. He will hold himself in readiness to give support to the troops in front and to secure and protect the fords in that neighborhood. He will take with him as much provision as he can carry and drive beef on the hoof.

By command of Major General F. J. Porter:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS RESERVE ARMY CORPS,

Alexandria, Va., August 22, 1862-2.30 p. M.

Colonel G. D. RUGGLES,

General Pope's Headquarters, Rappahannock:

SIR: I have directed Colonel Pierce, at Manassas, to send forward and guard the road strongly from Catlett's to Manassas, and to arrest all stragglers from your army. The railroad is now monopolized by Heintzelman's division, so that it is impossible to send any from here. I think some of them will be off soon, and that may attain the end desired, but I willsend him your telegram.

S. D. STURGIS,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS RESERVE ARMY CORPS,

Alexandria, Va., August 22, 1862-2.30 p. M.

Colonel PIERCE,

Commanding Twelfth Pennsylvania Cav., Manassas Junction, Va.:

COLONEL: You will immediately place strong guards all along the railroad from Catlett's Station to Manassas. This is imperative. Guard

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*This in reply to McClellan to Porter, August 21, 10.40 p. M., VOL. XII, Part III, p. 615.

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