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once into position between Leesburg and Waterford, leaving a brigade at Leesburg, or is he to wait for further orders in reference to Stoneman.

The accompanying dispatch was received last night from General Stoneman:

Our division is now in position, excepting General Whipple, who is now about moving to Hillsborough.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

No. 305

Camp near Berlin,[Md.,] October 30, 1862.

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VIII. Major General, G. W. Morell is assigned, until further orders, to the command of the troops on the Potomac, from the mouth of the Opequon Creek to Cumberland, including the commands of Brigadier Gens. Kelley and Kenly.

IX. Brigadier General D. Butterfield is assigned to the command of the First Division (Morell's), Porter's corps.

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By command of Major-General McClellan:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, October 30, 1862.

Major-General HEINTZELMAN,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Five regiments of infantry will be in readiness to embark at Alexandria as soon as transport arrive from New York. So far as may be convenient, New England regiments will be selected for this purpose.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

FAIRFAX COURT-HOUSE, October 30, 1862.

Major- Generals BANKS and HEINTZELMAN:

My corps of observation just returned from Bull Run Mountain, and report the enemy still encamped 6 miles from Middleburg, on the Winchester pike. General Bayard's cavalry force is encamped to-night 2 miles least of Aldie. The force reported to you some time ago by me at Purcellville, under General Munford, about 1,500 cavalry and two pieces of artillery, passed through Middleburg toward Upperville day before yesterday, in the evening.

F. SIGEL,

Major-General.

(Repeated by Heintzelman to McClellan, 10 a. m.)