War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0763 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Alexandria, August 27, [1862.]

Major General E. D. KEYES,

Commanding Fourth Corps, Yorktown:

The general commanding directs that you send Couch's division, as soon as transportation can be had, to Aquia Creek, to report thence by telegraph to these headquarters near Alexandria. The general directs that you remain, for the present, at Yorktown, to direct the organization and discipline of the 5,000 new troops now being sent there.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Alexandria, August 27, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel H. BIGGS,

Chief Quartermaster, Ninth Corps, Aquia Creek:

The general commanding desires that you will hurry forward Captain Norris and the Second Cavalry as soon as they arrive. Every man of the command is greatly needed here at once.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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WARRENTON JUNCTION, August 27, 1862.

General BURNSIDE,

Falmouth, Va.:

A dispatch to me was lost by an orderly. If anything of much importance has been sent would like it repeated. I leave in the morning for Greenwich toa id in protecting the line of retreat, which is now threatened. Would that I were out of this; I don't like the concern. I think there is no cause for alarm here or anywhere, except for Washington. Communication should at once be opened from Alexandria. No effort to do so is being made from here. The reliance is upon Alexandria.

F. J. PORTER,

Major-General.

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HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

August 27, 1862.

Brigadier-General REYNOLDS,

Commanding Division:

It is the order of Major-General McDowell that you will move on your own division to a point where our headquarters are, and rest here until further orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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