War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0941 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

ascertain and report the damage done to the railroad bridges across Accokeek and Potomac Creeks, and their exact present condition.

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[19.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 7, 1862.

Brigadier General D. E. SICKLES,

Commanding Division, Manassas Junction:

General Burnside's corps, together with Whipple'sand Stoneman's divisions, are in, and the vicinity of, Warrenton. Two divisions of Sigel's corps are at New Baltimore. Porter's and Couch's corps will move to New Baltimore to-morrow and Franklin's the day after, and will proceed the next day from there to the vicinity of Warrenton. If, as you represent, there is a large force at Warrenton Junction, the commanding general desires you to move very cautiously. the main object of your movement in that direction is to cover the reconstruction of the bridges on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Headquarters to-morrow night will be in, or in the vicinity of, Warrenton. Your dispatches heretofore have been very clear and have given much valuable information. The geneal desires that you will continue to get all the information you can, and will communicate frequently and fully.

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[19.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 7, 1862.

Brigadier General G. D. BAYARD,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

The general commanding desires that you scout the country on the line of the Rappahannock from Waterloo to the Orange and Alexndria Railroad and, as far as possible, toward Fredericksburg, and that you will push patrols as far as safe on the farther side of the Rappahannock to pick up information.

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[19.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 7, 1862-6 p. m.

Brigadier-General BAYARD,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

General McClellan desires that you will send a force down the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad to ascertain the condition of the bridges across Accokeek and Potomac Creeks. Report immediately the amount of damage done to them and their exact condition at present.

A. V. COLBURN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[19.]

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Camp near New Baltimore, Va., November 8, 1862.

The command will march to-morrow as follows: First Division, 5.30 a. m.; Second Division, 7 a. m.; Third Division, 8 a. m. It will camp