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please telegraph directly to General Heintzelman, and he will consult me, if necessary. It is impossible to ascertain how much aid can be given to Buford till the cavalry comes in.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

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HEADQUARTERS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 7, 1863-10. 45 a. m.

General A. PLEASONTON,

Warrenton:

Fifteen hundred infantry, under the command of Brigadier General D. A. Russell, will be ordered to report to you at Kelly's Ford, under the same instructions as were given to the infantry yesterday. The commanding general directs that you make the necessary arrangements to have those troops supplied.

S. WILLIAMS

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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PHILLIPS HOUSE,

June 7, 1863-11. 10 a. m.

General D. N. COUCH:

A small camp of the enemy was overlooked just opposite Falmouth in my morning report. Four guns are now in position, 30 degrees west of south from this point, and a little to the right of Hart's house.

JAS. S. Hall,

Captain, and Signal Officer.

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HEADQUARTERS, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 7, 1863-11. 30 a. m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff:

Major-General Sykes reports the following, dated 8 a. m.: All quiet along the lines. Commanding officer at Ballard's Dam reports enemy's pickets apparently reduced in number. Their party notified our officers that they had been ordered to fire on all officers, but they had not done so up to date of dispatch. Commanding officer at United States Ford reports that since daylight he has ridden around the position, and nothing unusual can be seen from the high points on the bluff.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

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PHILLIPS HOUSE, June 7, 1863

(Received 11. 30 a. m.)

General COUCH:

The enemy is busily engaged constructing a new field work just opposite Sedgwick's Crossing, and below the two works already there.

JAS. S. HALL,

Captain, and Signal Officer.