HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 118.
Deep Creek, Va., August 25, 1862.
I. Sykes' division will march at 5 a. M. to-morrow to vicinity of Rappahannock Station. Warren's brigade will join the division.
II. Morell's division will march at 5 a. M. to-morrow to vicinity of Kelly's Ford and camp under cover from the enemy's fire on opposite bank of Rappahannock. Griffin's brigade and one battery will remain for the present at Barnett's Ford.
III. Each division will hold the ford in its vicinity, keep watch over adjacent fords, and strike the enemy if he attempt to cross within reach. With the aid of the cavalry at the fords they will keep up communication with each other and these headquarters, the location of which will be given in time from day to day.
By command of Major General F. J. Porter:
FRED. T. LOCKE,
August 25, 1862-4.35 p. M.
Colonel W. G. WARD,
Twelfth New York Militia, Harper's Ferry, Va.:
The Secretary of War accepts the offer of your regiment to remain until September 1.
E. D. TOWNSEND,
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,
Baltimore, august 25, 1862.
Governor E. D. MORGAN,
Albany, N. Y.:
SIR: I have received your dispatch. Colonel Porter, with his regiment, having arrived just before I received it, I have promised him the position on Federal Hill. I require, however, for other important positions, four other regiments, and shall be glad if the State of New York could supply them. I will endeavor to take good care of them.
JOHN E. WOOL,
WARRENTON JUNCTION, August 26, 1862.
(Received 1 p. M.)
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Our animals are suffering and getting badly out of condition for want of forage. I should be glad if the forwarding of supplies could be expedited.