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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

November 25, 1863.

Major General WADE HAMPTON,

Commanding Hampton's Division:

GENERAL: General Stuart directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your note of 10 a. m. to-day, and to say that he desires you to move promptly to meet any advance of the enemy by Germanna or Ely's Fords. He desires you to have relays so arranged between these points and your headquarters that you may get information in time to make the move effective.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. B. McCLELLAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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RICHMOND, VA., November 26, 1863.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding Army of Northern Virginia, Orange Court-House, Va.:

Have received your letter of the 25th instant.* If desirable, Colonel G. W. C. Lee can go up to-morrow to communicate with you.+

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

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HEADQUARTERS HAMPTON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

Twyman's Store, November 26, 1863-2 p. m.

Major BARKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: A courier from Captain Reese, commanding pickets, has beens ent to me with information that the enemy have crossed at Gold Mine Ford in heavy force of cavalry and infantry; also that the captain observes pioneers and pontoons being moved down the river on the opposite side. The captain had not time to send a written communication.

WARING,

Lieutenant.

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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

November 26, 1863-2 p. m.

Major General WADE HAMPTON,

Commanding Hampton's Division:

GENERAL: The enemy's wagon train is in motion toward Germanna and Ely's. It is seen from Clark's Mountain. General Stuart has telegraphed to General Rosser to move up at once to those points. He desires you to move the other two brigades, with all the forage you can have and rations for your men, to the plank road, so as to delay and watch the enemy, who will probably cross late this afternoon at Germanna or Ely's. You can obtain hard bread and bacon from Major Johnson, chief commissary of subsistence, at Orange Court-House, if your brigade commissaries are not already supplied.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. B. McCLELLAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See VOL. XXIX, Part II, p. 846.

+For reply, see VOL. XXIX, Part I, p. 823.

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