Martin's battery will remain where it is for the present, and obtain its supplies from the staff of the First Division.
By command of Brigadier-General Pleasonton:
A. J. ALEXANDER,
Assistant Adjutant - General.
HEADQUARTERS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
June 6, 1863-10 a. m.
Commanding Cavalry, Bealeton:
General: Information has been communicated to me that three
brigades of the enemy's cavalry are posted at Jefferson. Can you tell me how this is? Will your pickets be able to shut off all communication for three days across the river as high up as Sulphur Springs? If so, please have it done.
HEADQUARTERS, CAVALRY FORCES, June 6, 1863.
General: The major-general commanding directs that you make a reconnaissance in front of the bridges, and ascertain the position and strength of the enemy. Throw your corps over the river, if necessary. The absence of his pickets from General Couch's front would seem to indicate his removal. Let this be done as speedily as possible. Seize any citizens as prisoners who could give any information.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant.
Major-General, Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS, Sixth Corps, Upper Bernard House,
June 6, 1863-10. 30 a. m.
Chief of Staff:
The enemy are strong in our front. Three batteries have been placed in position this morning, but have not opened on us. Their