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come over and see you, but cannot. I sent an order to you,

directing you to send out a sufficient force in the direction of Little Washington, to ascertain by observation, if any indication of a movement, which way it is, whether up toward the Valley or back, as it may be possible they had sent some force off and are bringing it back.

Yours, &c.,

JOHN. F. REYNOLDS,

Major-General, Commanding First Corps.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

June 13, 1863-2. 50 p. m.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Commanding at Bealeton:

Your dispatch received. This makes three brigades out, and I have only three left to support forty-three guns. Please think of this in case I need support. Howard has arrived at Catlett's, but his troops are not yet up.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

June 13, 1863-3. 30 p. m.

Major-General BUTTERFIELD, Chief of Staff:

Two boys, from Culpeper yesterday, stated the cavalry was still in that vicinity. This is all I know of Stuart's movements. Your dispatch of 2 p. m. received.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.

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BEALETON STATION, June 13, 1863.

General PLEASONTON:

My command now hold fords to Beverly, and I depend on you for my right flank. The cavalry pickets on my right strike me as very thin. Enemy's trains seem to be in motion toward the right. I should have a squadron of cavalry as patrol; try and spare it.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HDQRS. ELEVENTH CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Weaversville,

June 13,

1863-3. 20.

Brigadier-General PLEASONTON,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

The Eleventh Corps will reach this place before dark, and encamp between Weaversville and Catlett's Station. Is there any news?

Very respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General, Commanding.

P. S. -Please inform me whether you have any telegraphic

communication with headquarters of the army.

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