the road to the best of your ability and arrest all stragglers from General Pope's army.
S. D. STURGIS,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
Fort Monroe, August 23, 1862.
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Commanding U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:
In view of his important services since the army reached Harrison's Bar, I respectfully recommend and urge that Colonel R. Ingalls, chief quartermaster of this army, may be made a brigadier-general of volunteers or a brigadier-general by brevet in the Regular Army. The duties and position of Colonel Ingalls make it almost necessary that he should have this rank.
G. B. McCLELLAN,
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH CORPS, Numbers 102.
Camp near Yorktown, August 23, 1862.
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II. The brigades of Generals Ferry and Wessells, with the artillery attached to Peck's division, with the exception of the battery now at Gloucester Point, will proceed to-morrow morning at daybreak to Fort Monroe and report to Major-General Dix, commanding Seventh Corps.
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By order of Major-General Keyes, commanding Fourth Corps:
ALEXANDRIA, August 23, 1862-9.30 a. M.
275 I Street:
General Pope reports that the enemy has turned his right flank. He desires you to endeavor to keep open the railroad communication between Cedar Run and the Rappahannock. General Halleck wishes you to mass the corps at Warrenton Junction, Catlett's, or Manassas, as the case may be, in the event of the railroad communication to the Rappahannock being interrupted.
Chief of Staff.
OFFICE CHIEF QUARTERMASTER,
SECOND CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,
August 23, 1862.
Captain E. B. OLMSTED,
Commanding Pioneer Corps, Second Division, Second Corps:
SIR: By direction of Major-General Banks, you are instructed to open a road from Broad Run to Catlett's Station, cutting a straight road through all the woods wherever this can be done, and cutting off