Washington City, September 10, 1862.
THOMAS WEBSTER, MORTON McMICHAEL, JOHN W. FORNEY.
Your telegram received.* I will do the best in my power for you. I of yob now or have heard of any officer coming up anyuwhere near your description of the one you need, please make me happy by naming him, and I will make you happy by assigning him to your city.*
EDWIN M. STANTON.
Secretary of War.
PHILADELPHIA, September 10, 1862.
(Received 10 p. M.)
All the forces of Pennsylvania have been forwarded by the Governor, as directed by the General govenrment. it is now a question of home defense for our own capital and if you have surplus guns and ammunition in the West or East, it is believed that our citizens would rise en masse to protect the capital, provided you will give them any means of doing so.+
THOMAS A. SCOTT.
Washington, September 11, 1862-12.20 p. M.
Brigadier General S. WILIAMS,
Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Army of the Potomac, beyond Rockville:
By direction of the General-in-Chief a battery (McMahan's of Heintzelman's corps) was sent yesterday evening to the Relay House to report to the commanding officer there. General Casey is ordered this morning to send two additional regiments to General Abercrombie. Arrivals yesterday: Eleventh Vermont, assigned to Haskin: One hundred and thirtieth New York for General Dix, One hundred and and nineteenth New York, assigned to Haskin; and Thirty-seventh Massachusetts, Weber's brigade, and the Fifth Maryland couldn't get transportation and subsistence last night, but promise to march this morning. I will have them hurried up. Colonel Sawtelle says headquarters has moved.
RICHD. B. IRWIN.
Captain, Aide-de-Camp, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF WASHINGTON.
September 11, 1862-12.45 a. M.
Major General S. P. HEINTZELMAN.
Commanding Defenses, &c., Arlington:
General Barnard urges the necessity of cavalry patrols all over the country toward Vienna and Fairfax Court-House. The brigades of Bayard and Buford, now under General Porter, should give sufficient force to do this work thoroughly. The picket-line ought to be well
*See VOL. XIX, Part II, p. 251.
+See Halleck to Scott, VOL. XIX, Part II, p. 250.