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HEADQUARTERS, CAVALRY CORPS,

June 11, 1863-8 a. m.

Major-General HOOKERS,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

I am informed that the enemy can bring troops by railroad from Gordonsville to Brandy Station in two hours. They can also send infantry by rail from Fredericksburg in from six to eight hours. These facts my be important to you.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, CAVALRY CORPS,

June 11, 1863-8. 15 a. m.

Major-General HOOKER,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

The enemy's infantry are throwing up rifle-pits at Freeman's Ford.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.

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JUNE 11, 1863-8. 15 a. m.

General PLEASONTON:

General is anxious for an answer to dispatch about force of infantry of enemy and infantry with you.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

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JUNE 11, 1863-9 a. m.

General PLEASONTON,

Warrenton Junction:

The Eighth Pennsylvania Cavalry is all the force of dragoons with me. I cannot spare them now.

By order, &c.:

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS, FIFTH CORPS,

June 11, 1863-9 a. m.

General BUTTERFIELD:

Telegram received and forwarded to General Barnes. One brigade and two batteries now at Kelly's Ford. General Barnes is ordered to re-enforce them. Don't think the enemy will try to force a passage in the face of this command, when there is no difficulty in their crossing with less opposition higher up. General Barnes was ordered last night to send deserters to headquarters Army of the Potomac. Presume they are now on their way here. Will question them when they arrive, though it is understood Barnes got out of them last evening all they knew. Should like to have the ideas of commanding general if enemy do cross, and some knowledge of the position and proposed movements of General Pleasonton's force.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.