HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
September 7, 1862.
General G. D. BAYARD,
Commanding Cavalry, Upton's Hill:
General Pleasonton reports that he was informed that 60,000 rebel troops were at Dranesville night before last. The general commanding desires you to push your scouts as far toward Dranesville as possible without incurring too much risk. Please report any information you may have or obtain.
R. B. MARCY,
Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,
Baltimore, September 7, 1862.
A. G. CURTIN,
Governor of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pa.:
GOVERNOR: I have ordered Lieutenant Crosby, if he left Chambersburg with his artillery, to go to Harrisburg. If he arrives there you can detain him.
JOHN E. WOOL,
Washington, D. C, September 7, 1862]-9.15 p. M.
Your success this afternoon is very gratifying and highly creditable to you. It is expected that no post will be surrendered, but that every officer and every man shall fight as if the fate of the Government depended upon him.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
[September] 7, 1862-10.30 a. M.
Colonel D. S. MILES:
My outposts are attacked this morning. What force there is in front of us I don't know. You send strong reconnaissance on the road between here and your post, and I believe you should send up to my support my old brigade. I have but three pieces of cannon.
Harper's Ferry, September 7, 1862.
Lieutenant Colonel S. W. DOWNEY,
Commanding Third Regiment Maryland Potomac Home Brigade,
COLONEL: The colonel commanding directs me to say to you that he has learned that the enemy are in large force at Winchester. He has been informed by Brigadeier-General White, at Martinsburg, that he