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PHILLIPS HOUSE, June 8, 1863-7. 10 a. m.

(Received 8 a. m.)

General COUCH:

The enemy occupy the rifle-pits to our left of Hazel Run this a. m., and have doubled pickets at the Point. No other change visible along tho whole line.

JAS. S. HALL,

Captain, Signal Officer,

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JUNE 8, 1863-8 a. m,

Commanding Officer Cavalry Corps:

Major [William] R. Sterling has left this morning to examine and determine on the best point to throw over your advance at the ford by the boats.

JOSEPH HOOKER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 8, 1863-10. 10 a. m.

Major-General COUCH:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding would like to have you ride down the river with such of your staff officers as you desire to have acquainted therewith, and carefully examine the topography of the country as far as the Seddon house, noting carefully the enemy's position, batteries, ravines, woods, open fields, and all covered and exposed approaches thereto.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS, CAVALRY CORPS,

June 8, 1863-11 a. m.

Major-General HOOKER,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

Your dispatch of 8 a. m. this date received. My arrangements with Major-General Stahel are made. Everything is progressing as well as could be desired.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 8, 1863-11. 30 a. m.

General A. PLEASONTON,

Warrenton Junction:

Colonel Voss, Twelfth Illinois Cavalry, did not receive any other order than one from Colonel Kilpatrick to join his division as soon as practicable; no time mentioned. He reports that with every effort he will not be able to have more than 120 men in serviceable condition by to-night. Do you wish the regiment sent to Bealeton, or have you any other orders for it?

S. WILLIAMS

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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