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UPTON'S HILL, October 1, 1862. (Received 10.30 p.m.)

Major HUNT,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Arlington House:

Captain Taylor, First Pennsylvania Cavalry, has just returned from near Leesburg. He reports having seen nothing, but learned from the people that night before last a large body of cavalry, some infantry and artillery, passed through Leesburg, and some force is near Goose Creek.

Yours, &c.,

GEO. D. BAYARD,

Commanding Cavalry.

ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

No. 1. Upton's Hill, Va., October 1, 1862.

I. In pursuance of Special Orders, No. 18, Headquarters Defenses of Washington, I hereby assume command of all the cavalry south of the Potomac.

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GEO. B. BAYARD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Cavalry.

ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

No. 2. Upton's Hill, Va., October 1, 1862.

I. For the present the division will be composed of three brigades, with the following commanders, viz: First Brigade, Colonel Davies, Second New York Cavalry, commanding; Second Brigade, Colonel Price, Second Pennsylvania Cavalry, commanding; Third Brigade, Colonel Beardsley, Ninth New York Cavalry, commanding.

II. The Tenth New York Cavalry, Captain Whitney's Independent Company, and a squadron of the Twelfth Pennsylvania Cavalry are assigned to Colonel Davies' brigade.

III. First Lieutenant W. H. Patterson and Second Lieutenant T. C. Lebo, Fist Pennsylvania Cavalry, are hereby released from arrest, and will resume their sabers and return to duty.

The commanding general trusts that this will be the last of this loitering around the city without proper passes.

By command of Brigadier-General Bayard, commanding cavalry:

H. C. WEIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE, MD., October 1, 1862-3.20 p.m.

Major-General HALLECK:

Major-General Banks says that you have ordered the One hundred and ninth New York Volunteers, at Annapolis Junction, to be placed under his command. This belongs to the Middle Department, and this regiment was placed there to protect the railroad from the Junction to the Patuxent. This part of the road is too important to be neglected, and does not come within the jurisdiction of Major-General Banks. The First District of Columbia Regiment, to which he refers, I have never considered under my command. We have three new regiments now waiting for cars to go to Washington.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General, Commanding.