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HEADQUARTERS, CAVALRY FORCES, Near Warrenton Junction,

June 6, 1863.

General A. PLEASONTON,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

Your dispatch just received. I have sent to recall Colonel Duffie, who had your instructions to carry out. I fear he has gone too far.

JNO. BUFORD,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

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HEADQUARTERS, CAVALRY FORCES, Near Warrenton Junction,

June 6, 1863.

Colonel ALEXANDER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Corps:

Colonel Duffie was to have crossed the river at Sulphur Springs this morning with 2, 500 men. I have not heard from him yet. The information sent yesterday has been partially corroborated; none of it denied. Yesterday cannon firing was heard toward Culpeper. I suppose it was a salute, as I was told Stuart was to have had that day an inspection of his whole force. Six days ago, Hood's command was on the Rapidan, at Raccoon Ford. I can't learn that there is any infantry north of the Rapidan, but am certain there is a very heavy cavalry force on the grazing grounds in Culpeper County.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. BUFORD,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

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HEADQUARTERS, CAVALRY CORPS, June 6, 1863.

Brigadier-General BUFORD,

Commanding, near Warrenton Junction:

Send all your transportation, excepting the pack-mules and one wagon to each regiment, to depot at Potomac Creek. In case you move, nothing will be left at Warrenton Junction. Answer.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTER CAVALRY FORCES, Near Warrenton Junction,

June 6, 1863.

General A. PLEASONTON,

Cavalry Corps:

Your dispatch in cipher received. Instructions will be carried out as soon as practicable.

JNO. BUFORD,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

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PHILLIPS HOUSE, June 6, 1863.

(Received 3. 30 p. m)

General COUCH:

The enemy are receiving re-enforcement from below. I have seen seven regiments take position in rifle-pits near the Howison house