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CAMP NEAR KETTLE RUN,

June 9, 1863-9. 15 a. m.

Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff, &c., Department of Washington:

The following important dispatches have just been received, and are forwarded for your information:

HEADQUARTERS, CAVALRY CORPS, Beverly Ford,

[June 9,] 1863.

Major-General STAHEL,

Commanding, Kettle Run:

The enemy has his whole cavalry force here, and I have had a severe fight. He may try to cross above me before Gregg joins from below.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS, CAVALRY CORPS, Beverly Ford,

[June 9,] 1863,

Major-General STAHEL, Kettle Run: Please send some cars down this side of Bealeton for our wounded. Have crossed. Enemy in some force of cavalry.

Respectfully,

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

JUL. STAHEL,

Major-General.

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CAMP NEAR KETTLE RUN,

June 9, 1863-10. 54 a. m.

Brigadier General A. PLEASONTON,

Beverly Ford:

Train with four cars just left here. Will take all cars they can find between here and Bealeton along with them. Any assistance which I can render you in any way I shall be most happy to do.

JUL. STAHEL,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS, CAVALRY CORPS, Beverly Ford,

June 9, 1863-12 m. (Received 1 p. m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS

Assistant Adjutant-General:

For fear the enemy should receive re-enforcement during the night, had you not better order 1, 000 of the Fifth Corps to Brandy Station?

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS, CAVALRY CORPS, Beverly Ford,

June 9, 1863-7. 40 a. m.

Major-General HOOKER:

The enemy is in strong cavalry force here. We have had a severe fight. They were aware of our movement, and were prepared.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.