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is, that they will play the defensive until we make a false step. The most serious loss to the enemy has been horseflesh. We left very few with him. I am sending from Buford's brigade to Ingalls some 250 that have nearly all been hit by bullets, which shows that we played that game quite close. Assure the general I shall do everything I can to keep him advised and carry out his views.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.

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BEALETON, June 12, 1863.

General PLEASONTON:

I am near Bealeton, and my command will be in camp by night. Have sent a force to occupy the fords. Can you spare me a squadron of cavalry?

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 12, 1863-7. 45 p. m.

General PLEASONTON:

The general desires to know how far beyond Sulphur Springs and in what portion of the Valley your scouts have penetrated; what reports and what you know positively regarding enemy's movements in that direction. This is of importance, and information is desired as soon as possible. Inform General Reynolds also. He is at Deep Run to-night; Bealeton to-morrow.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

June 12, 1863-10 p. m.

General BUTTERFIELD:

Dispatch of 7. 45 p. m. received. My scouts to-day have been beyond Waterloo. Saw no signs of the enemy. Have scouts out on the way to Luray and Chester Gaps. Will report as soon as I hear from them.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

June 12, 1863-10 p. m.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Commanding First Army Corps:

GENERAL: General Pleasonton directs me to inform you, in compliance with instructions just received by him from the headquarters of the army, that he has this morning received reports, from scouts sent out by him, that there are no signs of the enemy at Warrenton or as far on our right as Waterloo, with the exception of pickets across the river. Other scouting paries are now out, and