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to communicate with you. The enemy is reported to be at Fredericksburg, and these movements are, of course, made on that information.

I have the honor to be, general, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

November 18, 1862-4.30 p. m.

Brigadier General R. RANSOM, Jr.,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that instead of marching from Orange Court-House to Hanover Junction, as directed in my notes of last night and this morning, you take the most direct route from Orange to Guiney's Station, on the Richmond and Fredericksburg Railroad, distant about fourteen miles from Fredericksburg. On the march you will put yourself in communication with Major-General McLaws, who, in addition to the orders of which you were this morning advised, has been directed to pursue his march from Chancellorsville to Fredericsburg. The general commanding desires that you observe such instructions and orders as Major-General McLaws may send you.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION, Numbers 128.

November 18, 1862.

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By command of Major General J. E. B. Stuart:

NORMAN R. FITZ HUGH,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

November 19, 1862-3 p. m.

Brigadier-General RANSOM,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The accompanying orders were sent you from these headquarters yesterday at 4.30 p. m.* The courier has not yet returned, and for fear of miscarriage I now send a duplicate of the same. Your note of 8 a. m. to-day is just received, announcing your proposed route down the north, bank of the North Anna, and is now its way for the information of General Longstreet, who left this morning for Fredericksburg via Racoon Ford. General Lee leaves to day for the same point, and at daylight to morrow morning I leave to join General Longstreet.

Very respectfully,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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See second, ante.