War Department, Washington City, August 15,1863.
General, — We are sending you ten thousand infantry and three batteries of artillery. These are picked troops, including the regulars. If you need cavalry, we can, perhaps, send you five hundred. They are embarking at Alexandria to-day, and will all reach you by Monday.
Edwin M. Stanton.
SOURCE: Morgan Dix, Memoirs of John Adams Dix, Volume 2, p. 86