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I have ordered General Bayard to make reports like this to you, and General McDowell wishes you to send them to him immediately.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA, August 25, 1862.

Brigadier General GEORGE D. BAYARD,

Commanding Cavalry:

The general has received your dispatch about the enemy crossing the river, and referred the same to General Reynolds, who commands a division in rear of you.

He sends forward a brigade to support your cavalry, and the general wishes you to make a report of events to General Reynolds.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. SCHRIVER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. THIRD ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF VIRGINIA,

Warrenton, August 25, 1862.

Brigadier General GEORGE D. BAYARD,

Commanding Cavalry:

Move with all your cavalry, including Colonel Duffie's, at daybreak over to the Sulphur Springs road-as near Sulphur Springs as possible.

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE, August 25 [1862]-12 midnight.

General McDOWELL:

I am sending my trains to the rear because General Sigel is moving to Warrenton, leaving nothing at Hedgeman's River. General Milroy says a large column of cavalry crossed at Miller's Ford to-day.

I have sent one regiment in the direction of Miller's Ford, another to Waterloo Bridge, and have scouts toward Salem. If the enemy advances I can do very little. My command is almost disorganized.

JNO. BUFORD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Cavalry.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS,

No. 8. Warrenton, August 25, 1862.

In conformity to orders from army headquarters this corps will occupy Warrenton and the vicinity, and the following disposition of the troops is hereby ordered.

I. King's division will be posted near the town and between Sulphur Springs and Waterloo.

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