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to find out what it is. Rosser is on that side of the run. The skirmishers were moving by their flank, and proceed to and down the run about 500 yards from it. It is a dense thicket of pines. It is very difficult of observation.

Yours, respectfully,

J. E. B. STUART,

Major-General.

Should it threaten to turn General Wilcox's right flank, I will give him notice. It is as yet some distance from the Richmond road. The enemy has batteries in redoubts on Grasty's Hill, which strengthens his left flank very materially.

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NOVEMBER 30, 1863-8 a. m.

General R. E. LEE:

GENERAL: The enemy is forming in line of battle on the south side of the Catharpin road. A column of infantry is still marching up parallel to the Cathapin road, and has been since I last wrote to you. The line of battle is forming in the flat on the south side of the Catharpin road and between Grasty's and Jones'. Their left does not extend as far as Jones', but judging from the lengtyh of the column, I think it will.

For General Stuart:

H. B. McCLELLAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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ANTIOCH CHURCH, December 2, 1863.

[General R. E. LEE:]

GENERAL: About half a mile before reaching this place by the Richmond road there is a way across, passing Mrs. Herndon's, to Ben. Wright's. There is no regular road, but this way is perfectly practicable for wagons. All quiet.

Most respectfully,

J. E. B. STUART,

Major-General.

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DECEMBER 2, 1863.

General LEE:

A column of enemy's infantry and wagons moving toward Stevensburg from Germanna.

CLARK'S MOUNTAIN.

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DECEMBER 2, 1863-10 a. m.

[General R. E. LEE:]

GENERAL: I have reached New Hope Church, where I find some of your infantry skirmishers. (Later.) I am now a mile below New Hope church. Some of the enemy's infantry have turned off to the left just below the church, toward the turnpike, and some have gone on down the plank road. Both roads are a good deal tramped. I am uncertain