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s force taking the road by Sudley Springs, and the other pursuing the Warrenton turnpike toward Gainesville, destroying the bridges on that road over Bull Run and Cub Run — McDowell with his whole force, consisting of his own corps, (except Ricketts's division,) Sigel's corps, and the division of Reynolds, marching in the directionGeneral F. Sigel, Commanding First Corps, Army of Virginia.
Report of General Kearny.
headquarters First division, Third corps, army of the Potomac, Centreville, Va., Aug. 31, 1862. Col. George D. Ruggles, Chief of Staff to Major-General John Pope:
Colonel: I report the part taken by my division in the battle of the twthem under the permission granted by General Lee.
The answer of Gen. Lee to this application of Dr. Coolidge has not been communicated.--Richmond Dispatch.
Centreville, Va., Sept. 3, 1862. General Robert E. Lee, Commanding Confederate Army:
General: Medical Director Guilet of the confederate army, and Medical Director McFarli
ht, and Buford says the fords near Waterloo are bad. I have directed the available forces of Sigel's cavalry, with a section of his artillery, to report to Gen. Buford this afternoon on the Waterloo road, with three days cooked rations.
I have directed Buford to march at dawn to-morrow toward Chester Gap, to ascertain what direction the enemy have taken on our right, whether to Rectortown or Front Royal, through Chester Gap.
He will either take the Carter Church road up the left bank of Carter's Run, or the road direct from this place to Chester Gap, as inquiries to be made this P. M. shall determine.
However persons may have differed as to the force at Waterloo, Sulphur Springs, or elsewhere, all agree in one thing — the movement of the enemy toward our right from Rappahannock to Waterloo.
Battalions, trains, batteries, all have the same direction.
The force of the enemy now seems to be above Sulphur Springs.
Under these views, in addition to Sigel's corps now here, I beg to sug