BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, Poolesville, Md.,
June 11, 1863-1. 30 p. m.
Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR
The enemy remain on the opposite side of the river from Muddy Brunch, and assume a threatening attitude. Cannot the picket there be re-enforced by calvary from Washington, as all my force seems to be needed where it is?
A. B. JEWETT,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, Washington,
June 11, 1863-1, 50 p. m.
Comdg. Cavalry, Department of Washington:
GENERAL: The Confederates who crossed to the Maryland side this morning have recrossed, and are now opposite Muddy Branch. The major-general commanding would be very much gratified if you could capture or destroy this party. It is about 250 strong. Colonel Lowell has moved up the left bank of the Potomac with all our available cavalry here, and will co-operate.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. H. TAYLOR,
Chief of Staff.
June 11, 1863-4. 30 p. m.
Chief of Staff, and Asst, Adjt. General, Dept. of Washington:
I have arrived at this place with my troops. I have sent out 400 good men, under command of good officers, who know the country, in pursuit of the rebels. The rest of my command are ready, with three days' rations, to march at any moment the general commanding directs. The squadron of the First Michigan which is now at Winchester I will order to return by way of Gregory's Gap and Leesburg, and may succeed in driving the enemy into the hands of my other detachment.
HEADQUARTERS STAHEL'S CAVALRY DIVISION, Fairfax Court-House, Va.,
June 11, 1863.
A. A. G., and Chief of Staff, Dept. of Washington:
The general has sent in instructions for me to inform you that he has ordered 450 men, under command of Major J. Hammond, of the Fifth New York, to proceed to Middleburg and Aldie, to intercept Mosby on his way home. He wishes you to ask General Pleasonton
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