Summary of Content: General Dix, Commander of the Department of the East, encloses a confidential report (not included) by a detective from Buffalo, New York. Informs Halleck, General in Chief of the Union army, that the detective ”has seen, as you will observe, a large number of prominent rebel refugees, and, having been with them at the South, had free communications with them.” Writes ”I shall... send a small body of troops to Fort Montgomery at Rouses Point. [Bumont?] has been provided for by the Governor. There is, however, need of guns for a Company of artillery just recruited, and I will endeavor to procure them.” Written on headquarters, Department of the East stationery.