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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,

Baltimore, August 30, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: I hae received your dispatch and have already taken measures to send you all the volunteer surgeons we can get. I congratulate you on the success of General Pope. He, however, committed an error which I cautioned him against, that is, of leaving his rear and supplies unprotected. I see you have precluded me from Washington without permission from the Adjutant-General.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS KANAWHA DIVISION, Numbers 6.

Camp at Munson's Hill, Va., August 30, 1862.

1. Fort Ramsay and the work on Munson's Hill are hereby put under the charge of Colonel E. P. Scammon, commanding First Brigade. The heavy artillery company within these works will report to Colonel Scammon.

2. Fort Buffalo and the works on Perkin's Hill are hereby put under the charge of Colonel A Moor, commanding Second Brigade. The heavy artillery company within these works will report to Colonel Moor.

3. Colonel E. P. Scammon is ordered to relieve that portion of colonel Moor's command now occupying the work on Munson's Hill with one company of infantry and a section of McMullin's artillery.

4. Colonel Moor will place one company of infantry and a section of artillery in the works on Perkins' Hill.

By order of Brigadier General J. D. Cox, commanding division:

G. M. BASCOM,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Camp near Centerville, August 31, 1862.

Commanders of army corps will forthwith establish suitable grand guards in front of the positions they respectively hold, and have outposts thrown which shall furnish a line of sentinels covering the entire army. Those in the flanks will furnish a grand guard for the flanks. The advanced position this side of Cub Run will only be held as an outpost and the division now there will be withdrawn at an early hour in the morning.

By command of Major-General Pope:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Camp near Centerville, August 31, 1862.

Major-General PORTER:

GENERAL: General Pope directs you to detail one company of infantry to collect wounded from the battle-field of yesterday. You will also please detail five regimental surgeons to report to Medical Inspector