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MANASSAS, June 23, 1862-3 p. m.

Brigadier-General PATRICK, Near Catlett's:

The major-general directs that you proceed with your brigade, and all troops that pertain to King's division, to Falmouth at the receipt of this order.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel, Chief of Staff.

MANASSAS, June 23, 1862-5.30 p. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Washington:

I have the honor to report the arrival of Shields' division at Bristoe, 4 miles from here, at 1.30 o'clock.

The residue of King's division has been ordered to Falmouth from Catlett's.

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General.

GAINESVILLE, June 23, 1862-10.15 a. m.

(Received 1.30 p. m.)

Colonel SCHRIVER, Chief of Staff, Manassas:

The advance of this division has arrived at this place. I will turn it to Bristoe Station, and there await further orders.

JAS. SHIELDS,

Major-General, Commanding Division.

RECTORTOWN, June 23, 1862.

Colonel SCHRIVER:

I have been ordered by General Banks to join his column with my entire command. I must therefore withdraw my troops east of the mountains, already of little strength, and upon hearing from you will issue the necessary orders. Please answer immediately.

JNO. W. GEARY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

MANASSAS, June 23, 1862-1.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General GEARY, Rectortown:

Your telegram has been submitted to General McDowell, who directs me to say, in reply, that if you withdraw your troops from east of the mountains this line of railroad will be without guard. As the line is for use of General Banks, and as it is the design of the War Department that he shall have the control and protection of it, you must get your instructions from him.

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS MAJOR-GENERAL SIGEL'S DIVISION,

Middletown, Va., June 23, 1862.

Major-General FREMONT, Strasburg:

General Banks has just received the following dispatch from Colonel Miles at Harper's Ferry: