War of the Rebellion: Serial 048 Page 0374 OPERATIONS IN N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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House, does not exceed one division. About 300 wagons can be seen parked about 1 mile south of the court-house.

Very respectfully,

J. KILPATRICK,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

Lieutenant Colonel C. ROSS SMITH,

Chief of Staff, Cavalry Corps.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION,

October 10, 1863-7.30 p. m.

COLONEL: I occupy the same position on Crooked Run that I had when the last dispatch was sent. General Custer is at James City. Colonel Gregg is upon his left, and pickets the country between Thoroughfare and Cedar Mountain. General Davies' brigade is on the right of General Custer and extends over to the Sperryville pike. The enemy made, at sundown, several vigorous attacks on General Custer and General Davies' position, but were each time repulsed. Two columns of the enemy were seen moving at 6.30 p. m. in the direction of General Davies' right. That is the weakest portion of my line. I have sent for Colonel Gregg. If he reports no force in the direction of Waylandsburg, I propose to relieve General Custer at James City, and have him move over and taken up position to support General Davies' right, moving a small force to picket the roads in the direction of Waylandsburg. The infantry are massed near Brown's Store.

Very respectfully,

J. KILPATRICK,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

Lieutenant Colonel C. ROSS SMITH,

Chief of Staff, Cavalry Corps.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

October 10, [1863]-9.15 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Inclosed please find a dispatch from General Kilpatrick, just received. It would appear the enemy's infantry are much nearer than we had supposed, and looks more like a fight here in the morning.

Very respectfully,

A. PLEASONTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION,

October 10, 1863-8 p. m.

COLONEL: General Davies reports a large force of infantry in his front, at least a corps, with wagons, moving toward Woodville. The two cavalry columns spoken of in my last dispatch were covering the movement of the infantry. General Davies drove this