War of the Rebellion: Serial 045 Page 0090 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

June 13, 1863-6. 30 p. m.

Major-General REYNOLDS,

Commanding at Bealeton:

Your dispatch by my aide is received. I do not know where General Stahel is. It was Butterfield who ordered me to hold Thoroughfare Gap. The Eleventh Corps has arrived in the vicinity of Catlett's Station. All quiet on the right at last accounts.

A. PLEASONTON,

Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 13, 1863.

General PLEASONTON,

Commanding Corps:

Orders have been sent to retain the First Brigade Horse Artillery (Robertson's), and let them rest where they are.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Chief of Artillery.

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HEADQUARTERS Army of the POTOMAC,

June 13, 1863-6. 45 p. m.

General MEADE:

Copy of order is on its way to you. Synopsis telegraphed General Reynolds about 3 p. m. The general says your course is approved. Guard Banks' Ford well. Hancock's infantry will serve to relieve you, if his cavalry is not up in time.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General, Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 13, 1863.

Major-General SEDGWICK,

Sixth Corps:

SIR: The major-general commanding directs that, after withdrawing, you mass one division of your troops in the Potomac Creek bottom, on the Telegraph road, and one division in the Potomac Creek bottom, on the east side of the railroad bridge, on the road to Dumfries, via Brooks' Station, holding them there until further orders; notifying General Hancock of your position, in view of any possible attempt to cross by the enemy upon discovering our movements.

S. F. BARSTOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to commanding officer of Second Corps.)

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Camp near Falmouth, Va.,

June 13, 1863.

Commanding Officer Engineer Brigade:

The commanding general directs that you be in readiness to take up the bridges across the Rappahannock as soon as General Sedg-