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impracticable, he thinks that you had better leave a small force at your present position, and join him with the remainder of your command.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

Near Centerville, September 16, 1862-.9.30 p. M.

Major-General FRANKLIN:

GENERAL: General McClellan directs me to say that the enemy is stillin force in front of us. What news have you? And what is the condition of affairs with you? Please answer.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

September 16, 1862-3.45 p. M.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires you to collect all your cavalry, excepting such only as may be detached on important service, so as to have your command ready at a moment's notice, should it be required to make pursuit of the enemy.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. D. RUGGLES.

Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General, and Aide-de-Camp.

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SPECIAL ORDERS.

HDQRS. DEFENSES OF WASHINGTON. No. 7.

September 16, 1862

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7. Brigadier General J. B. Carr will report to Brigadier General C. Grover, commanding division, Third Corps, for assignment by him to the command of a brigade of his division.

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By command of Major-General Banks:

RICHD. B. IRWIN,

Captain, Aide-de-Camp, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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WAR DEPARTMENT.

Washington City, D. C., September 17, 1862-11.20 a. M.

JOHN W. GARRETT, Esq.,

President Baltimore and Ohio Railroad:

We want to load sixty or seventy cars here as fast as possible with subsistence to be sent round to Hagerstown as rapidly as possible to supply General McClellan's forces. Will you make arrangements to