War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0040 (Untitled)

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night. In what strength are you as to sparing this number from your command for his purposes from your reserves?

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

KETTLE RUN, June 9, 1863-7 o'clock.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON:

Your telegram of 2. 40 p. m. has just been received. I will comply with your request at once. Colonel W. D. Mann is already moving up.

JUL. STAHEL.

Major-General.

JUNE 9, 1863-7. 30 p. m.

General BUTTERFIELD:

Telegram received. Have sent orders to General Barnes to keep me advised of what is going on, and he has been directed to send a courier every three or four hours, yet his last dispatch from Kelly's Ford is dated 7 a. m., and simply announces the crossing of the cavalry. The line to his headquarters is now being prepared, which will shorten the distance 8 miles, and another urgent order sent him to communicate frequently.

GEO. G. MEADE.

Major-General.

[P. S.]-Everything i receive I promptly forward. The line is up as far as Hartwood Church, and an operator goes there immediately.

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HEADQUARTERS, CAVALRY CORPS.

June 9, 1863-8. 30 p. m.

Major-General HOOKER,

Commanding, &c.:

The infantry under Generals Russell and Ames will move back to Bealeton; The Cavalry Corps to Warrenton Junction, where I will await further orders. Lee reviewed the whole of Stuart's cavalry yesterday.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.

JUNE 9, 1863-8. 25 p. m.

General PLEASONTON:

General says, if enemy say they have 30, 000, you give out you have 60, 000.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.