Virginia: Sir: Major-General Pope directs that you take measures to hunt up the wounded of the enemy, and to provide for them the same as for our own soldiers. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, (Signed)
headquarters army of Virginia, Bristow station, August 28, 1862, 11.10 A. M.Lieut. F. J. Shunk, Chief of Ordnance, Army of Virginia: The Major-General Commanding directs that one or two boxes of ammunition be thrown into every wagon that passes the railroad train where the ammunition now is, no matter to whom the wagon or wagon-train belongs. By command of Major-General Pope. (Signed)
headquarters army of Virginia, August 28, 1862.Special order No.--. The trains will come forward in following order, namely:
|1st. Heintzelman's.||3d. Sigel's.|
|2d. McDowell's.||4th. Porter's.|
headquarters army of Virginia, Bristow station, August 28, 1862, 11.20 A. M.Col. Clary, Chief Quartermaster Army of Virginia: The Major-General Commanding directs that one or two boxes of ammunition be thrown into every wagon that passes the railroad train where the ammunition now is, no matter to whom the wagon or wagon-train belongs. He also directs that the railroad trains be unloaded into the passing wagon-trains in the same manner, commencing first to unload the ammunition as hereinbefore directed. By command of Major-General Pope. (Signed)
headquarters army of Virginia, Manassas Junction, August 28, 1862, 1.20 P. M.Major-Gen. McDowell: I sent you a despatch a few minutes ago directing you to move on Gum Spring to intercept Jackson. Since then I have received your note of this morning. I will this evening push forward Reno to Gainesville and follow with Heintzelman unless there is a large force of the enemy at Centreville, which I do not believe. Ascertain if you can about this. I do not wish you to carry out the order to proceed to Gum Spring if you consider it too hazardous, but I will support you in any way you suggest by pushing forward from Manassas Junction across the turnpike. Jackson has a large train which should certainly be captured. Give me your views fully. You know the country much better than I do. Come no further in this direction with your command, but call back what has advanced thus far.
headquarters army of Virginia, near Bull Run, August 28, 1862, 9.50 P. M.Major-Gen. Kearny: General: Gen. McDowell has intercepted the retreat of the enemy and is now in his front. Sigel on the right of McDowell. Unless he can escape by by-paths leading to the north to-night he must be captured. I desire you to move forward at one o'clock to-night, even if you can carry with you no more than two thousand men, though I trust you will carry the larger part of your division. Pursue the turnpike from Centreville to Warrenton. The enemy is not more than three and a half miles from you. Seize any of the people of the town to guide you. Advance cautiously and drive in the enemy's pickets to-night, and at early dawn attack him vigorously. Hooker shall be close behind you. Extend your right well to-ward the north and push forward your right wing well in the attack. Be sure to march not later than one, with all the men you can take.
headquarters army of Virginia, near Bull Run, August 28, 1862, 10 P. M.Major-General Heintzelman: General: Gen. McDowell has intercepted the retreat of the enemy. Sigel is immediately on his right, and I see no possibility of his escape. I have instructed Kearny to push forward cautiously at one o'clock to-night until he drives in the pickets of the enemy, and to assault him vigorously at daylight in the morning. It is of the last importance that Hooker should be close in his rear. I desire, therefore, that Hooker shall march at three o'clock to-night, taking the turnpike from Centreville to Warrenton, and resting on that road a mile and a half beyond Centreville, as reserve for Kearny. Send a copy of this despatch to Hooker immediately, and I beg you particularly to see that Hooker marches at the hour specified, even if he should have to do so with one half of his men. I shall rely upon this.
Despatches and orders sent and received from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2, Inclusive.
headquarters army of Virginia, near Bull Run, Aug. 29, 1862--8 A. M.Major-Gen. Porter: General: McDowell has intercepted the retreat of Jackson. Sigel is immediately on the right of McDowell. Kearny