War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0793 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Washington, September 6, 1862-4.12 p. M.

General W. B. FRANKLIN, or

SENIOR OFFICER PRESENT WITH GENERAL FRANKLIN'S CORPS,

Fairfax Seminary:

The commanding general directs that you put your corps in motion at once and march by the Chain Bridge to Rockville, passing Tennallytown. It is important that this movement should be made promptly. Please acknowledge receipt.

R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Washington, September 6, 1862.

Major-General FRANKLIN,

Theological Seminary, Alexandria:

The commanding general directs that Brigadier General E. B. Tyler's brigade proceed to Hall's Hill, there to be reported to Major General F. J. Porter for consolidation with the division of General Sturgis.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 6, 1862-4.45 p. M.

General SIGEL,

Commanding Army Corps, Fort Ethan Allen:

The commanding general directs that you at once place your corps in position to occupy the line extending from Forts Marcy and Ethan Allen to the vicinity of Fort De Kalb. General F. J. Porter's corps will occupy the line from Fort De Kalb to Hunting Creek, and General Heintzelman the line from Hunting Creek to the river below Fort Lyon. General McDowell's and General Franklin's corps will be withdrawn to this side of the Potomac this evening. You will please post your pickets well out so as to give timely information of the approach of the enemy. Please acnowledge the receipt of this order.

R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

P. S.-Forts Marcy and Ethan Allen will be intrusted to your charge, and you will please connect your pickets with those of General Porter.

R. B. MARCY,

Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Washington, September 6, 1862.

Brigadier General J. J. ABERCROMBIE,

Fort Ethan, Allen:

The general commanding ordered allof Couch's to march, and supposed that all the troops of the division had gone with it. The general desires you to proceed at once to Brookeville with any troops of the division which may have been left behind. If you have any other troops under your command than those of Couch's division,